Activity modest on opening day of filing

Jul. 05, 2013 @ 06:14 PM

Activity was modest in Tri-County municipal election filings on the opening day.

The elections scheduled for the fall got their first movement on Friday when filing opened at noon in Vance, Granville and Warren counties. The filing period continues the next two weeks, closing on July 19 at noon.

In Henderson, Arnold Frank Booth Jr., a Henderson barber, filed for the at-large Ward 2 seat shortly after the period opened at noon. Melissa Elliott, a gang specialist with Gangfree in Henderson, filed for the Ward 3 seat in Henderson.

Residents in Henderson will also be electing representatives for at-large Ward 1 and Ward 4.

There were no filings for Kittrell and Middleburg. In Kittrell, seats for the mayor and three town commissioners will be on the ballot. In Middleburg, seats for the mayor and three members of the town council are on the ballot.

In Granville County, Oxford had three filings by incumbents while Stovall had no filings.

Jackie Sergent will again run for mayor of Oxford, and Ron Bullock and Danny Currin will each run for Oxford commissioner seats. There are four commissioners’ seats on this fall’s ballots.

In Stovall, voters will elect a mayor and two commissioners.

Warren County had two filings, both in Warrenton.

Tim Ennis, the executive director of the Warren County Chamber of Commerce, filed for the Warrenton mayor’s seat. Filing for a town commissioner seat was Robert Schuerch, who was considered for appointment last fall following Robert Davie’s resignation to pursue the town manager’s position.

The mayor’s seat is also up for election in Norlina and Macon. Three of the seven commissioners’ seats are on the Warrenton ballot.

Questions about filing in Vance County should be directed to the board’s office at (252) 492-3730 or (252) 492-1647. Questions in Granville County should be made by calling (919) 693-2515. The Warren County office number is (252) 257-2114.

Contact the writer at awooten@hendersondispatch.com.