Several respond on first day of filing
Candidate filing was busy in the Tri-County area Monday.
Vance County saw a slew of Democratic incumbents throw their hats into the ring. State Rep. Nathan Baskerville, Sheriff Peter White and District 3 county commissioner Gordon Wilder all filed, as did Deborah Finch for clerk of court and Carolyn Pecora for register of deeds.
District Court Judge Henry Banks of Henderson also filed for re-election.
Granville County saw a mix of incumbents and newcomers step up to the plate. Two incumbents filed for the Granville County Board of Education: Toney Smith, representing District 1, and Brenda Dickerson-Daniel, District 2.
Sheriff Brindell Wilkins filed to hold onto his position, but he will be challenged by fellow Democrat Jamye Hughes.
Democrats C.F. Knott and Yancey Washington both filed for clerk of Superior Court.
George Case Ritchie filed for the county commission District 2 seat.
Democrat Cindy Bostic, an assistant district attorney, filed to run for district attorney, as did fellow Democrat Mike Waters.
In Warren County, two filed for county commissioner: Democrats Tare “T” Davis for District 2 and Gary Morgan for District 3.
Democrat Johnny Williams filed for re-election as sheriff and Democrat Richard Hunter filed for clerk of Superior Court.
State Sen. Angela Bryant, a Democrat, also filed for re-election. She represents District 4, which covers Vance, Warren and Halifax counties, as well as parts of Nash and Wilson counties.
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 vshortley@ hendersondispatch.com.