Five more candidates file for municipal election

Published 7:19 pm Friday, July 9, 2021

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Several incumbents filed for re-election in the 2021 municipal elections Friday, and one newcomer entered the list of candidates for Washington City Council.

Pantego commissioner Chuck Williams, and Chad Keech, Chocowinity Commissioner Billy Albritton and Washington Park Commissioner Belinda Cowell filed as candidates for re-election Friday. A.J. Congleton became the first non-incumbent to file as a candidate for Washington City Council.

The filing period for all municipalities except Belhaven began on July 2 and will end at noon on July 16. Belhaven’s filing period begins at noon on July 26 and ends at noon on Aug. 13. A list of positions up for election this year can be viewed here.

All filing fees are $10 and can be paid with cash or personal check. General information about filing for an election in North Carolina can be found here. Information specifically about filing in Beaufort County can be found here. Candidates can bring completed forms to the Board of Elections office, or they can pick up and fill out those forms at the office. Notaries are available at the Board of Elections office. Forms can be completed, notarized and mailed to the Board of Elections office, but they must be received by noon on June 16. The address is 1308 Highland Drive, Suite 104, Washington, N.C.  27889.

Here’s a list of candidates who have filed for the upcoming elections. As of Friday, no candidates had filed for the elections in Aurora and Bath. Incumbents are marked with an asterisk.


  • Mayor: Jimmy Mobley *
  • Commissioner: Gerald Bullock, Billy Albritton*


  • Commissioner: Mart Benson *, Chuck Williams *, Chad Keech *

Washington Park 

  • Mayor: Tom Richter *
  • Commissioner: Jeff Peacock *, Belinda Cowell *


  • Mayor: Donald Sadler *
  • City Council: Richard Brooks *, Mike Renn *, Betsy Kane *, A.J. Congleton