Six file for posts

Incumbents, newcomer seek place on soil and water boards
Jul. 07, 2014 @ 07:02 PM

Though enough candidates filed to fill all seats, no one running for Tri-County soil and water district boards will face any official opposition.

Six people filed for six available seats on area soil and water district boards.

Warren County will have a new representative next year.

Board member David Clary said he decided not to re-file for his seat to give others the option to serve.

“I had a great time, but 12 years is enough for me,” he said.

Charles Lynch, of 819 Heaven St., Norlina, applied to fill Clary’s seat June 30.

He said he stepped up when the director of Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District reached out to him.

“Larry West asked me to,” Lynch said. “After Clary was stepping down, he needed another person. I honestly don’t know what I will bring to the board until I get to the meetings and see what I can do.”

Leonard Kilian, who shared the board with Clary, re-applied for his seat June 24.

Kilian and Lynch will appear on the ballot unopposed in the general election Nov. 4.

Other Tri-County water and soil districts could re-elect incumbents, as well.

In Vance County, Tommy Farmer and Betty Hamm were the only candidates to file. Each has served on the board for about 20 years.

In Granville County, incumbents Jason Dixon and B.J. Lyod Jr. seek to retain their seats.

 

Contact the writer at dhairston@hendersondispatch.com.