Election filing picks up; two days remain

Jul. 17, 2013 @ 06:48 PM

Five people filed for municipal offices in Vance County Wednesday, including two incumbents on the Henderson City Council.

Michael Inscoe and Garry Daeke will seek re-election to the at-large Ward 2 and the Ward 3 seats, respectively. Inscoe has already served three terms since 2007, and Daeke has served four since election in 2005.

Challengers have already filed in both races for the fall election.

Jerry Joyner, mayor of Kittrell, filed for re-election Wednesday as well. The town also had a filing for town commissioner by Jason Green. Joyner is the only candidate for mayor thus far, and Green is one of two for commissioner.

Middleburg got its first filing when Annie Fudge filed for re-election as a town commissioner.

Middleburg and Kittrell are each electing a mayor and town commissioners. Henderson residents will be picking four council seats.

At the Granville County election board office, Eddie Dalton filed to run for commissioner in Oxford. He is the first challenger to file. The city will elect a mayor and four of its commissioners.

There were no filings reported for Stovall, which has races for mayor and town commissioners on the ballot.

In Warren County, four candidates for offices in three towns were added.

Warrenton’s town commissioner race got its sixth candidate when challenger William T. Hardy filed. The Norlina town commissioner race added incumbent Sonny Peoples and challenger Hector Wayne Aycock. And in Macon, incumbent Benny Hilliard will also seek re-election.

Offices in all three counties remain open all day Thursday, and the filing period will close at noon on Friday.

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.