Filing is over
Published 1:53 am Sunday, August 14, 2011
The Beaufort County Board of Elections has released a final list of candidates for November’s municipal elections.
In Aurora, Mike Poteet is seeking one of two available seats on the town board.
The other available board seat didn’t draw an office-seeker. The vacant seat will be filled by a write-candidate, said Anita Bullock Branch, deputy elections director.
Bath Mayor Jimmy Latham is unopposed in his re-election effort.
Keith Tankard and John A. Taylor also have no opposition in their bids for two Bath council slots.
Patricia Duffer has no opposition as she works toward serving out the unexpired term of Marty Fulton, who stepped down.
All available seats are contested in the town of Belhaven.
Incumbent Mayor Adam O’Neal is facing off against Ronald Winfield.
Vying for two aldermen posts in the eastern district are Cindy Ross, Vic Cox, Karen Fisher and Walt Allen.
Squaring off for the one western district seat are Thomas Ballard and Robert Stanley.
In Chocowinity, town Commissioners M.L. Dunbar and Arlene Jones don’t have opponents.
Victory seems assured for all the candidates in Pantego.
Longtime Mayor Glenda Jackson is unopposed.
Five people are going out for five Pantego commissioner seats. These five candidates are Chad Keech, Mart Benson, Stuart Edwin Ricks, Robert Floyd Edwards and Richard Craig.
Mayor Tom Richter is unopposed in Washington Park.
Five spots are up for grabs on the Washington Park board, and five candidates have thrown their hats in the ring. The candidates are Jeff Peacock, Don Wilkinson, Lee Bowen, Patrick Nash and Jim Pagnani.
As previously reported, first-term Washington Mayor Archie Jennings doesn’t have an opponent.
Eight men are running for five seats on the Washington City Council.
The incumbents are Gil Davis, Ed Moultrie, Bobby Roberson, William Pitt and Doug Mercer.
The challengers are Rick Gagliano, Lloyd May and Richard Brooks.
The filing period for Belhaven candidates ended at noon Friday.
The filing period for other towns in the county closed earlier.
Election Day is Nov. 8, noted Branch, the deputy elections director.
“Books close on Friday, October 14th and One Stop Voting begins Thursday, October 20th and runs until Saturday, November 5th at 1:00 PM,” Branch wrote in an email.