Paul Eurey filed Wednesday as the only GOP candidate for the Ward I seat currently held by Tim Smith, who was appointed to fill out the term of the late Devin Rhyne. Smith did not want to seek re-election. The Democrats will have a Primary for that seat: former City police officer and School Resource Officer Willie Vaughn will run against funeral director Mary Frances White in the only Democratic primary in Lincoln County.
Fred Jarrett filed Wednesday seeking the Ward II unexpired term. Former mayor David Black had served in that position after Dr. John "Les" Cloninger resigned. He decided not to run this year. The election for the Ward II seat will be for two years instead of four. All other City elections are now for four-year terms. Dr. Jim Watson, who serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Gaston College and of LEDA, is the Democratic candidate for that seat.
Christy MCleary from Bessemer City filed Wednesday for the NC House District 110 seat currently held by Kelly Hastings of Cherryville. Hastings also faces opposition in the GOP Primary from Charlene High of Dallas.
No new candidates filed for Gaston County Commissioner on Wednesday. Locke Bell, Alan Cloninger, and Larry Brown won't face opposition in either the Primary or General Election. No opponents filed to oppose them for District Attorney, Sheriff, or Clerk of Court.
No new candidates filed for any office in Catawba or Cleveland County on Wednesday.
The Lincoln Herald hasn't provided much information about the candidates so far. That was intentional. We'll be doing interviews and running articles about them closer to the time when you can vote. We wanted to wait until the field was complete.
Another way to learn more about the candidates is the Lincoln Betterment Association candidate forums--this year, there will be two.
Since there will be so many candidates seeking office, ELBA has committed to two nights instead of one.
Both will be from 6:30 until 9 PM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Highway 16 Business at Triangle.
The first, for candidates for Sheriff, Clerk of Court and Register of Deeds will be Wednesday April 11th.
The second will be Thursday April 12th for candidates for the US House, NC Senate, and Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.
If you haven't yet registered to vote (or have moved), April 13th is the deadline to register to vote in the May 8th primary. Early voting will begin April 19th.
All registered voters will be able to vote in the Primary. Democrats can only vote in their Primary and Republicans and Libertarians in theirs. Unaffiliated voters can choose to vote in any of the party primaries without affecting their unaffiliated registration.
All voters in Lincoln and Gaston counties will also be able to vote in a referendum on a quarter-cent local option sales tax. While the money will go into the counties' General Fund, the Commissioners in both counties have said they'll use it for education. In Gaston County, voters will also decide on a $250 million School Bond issue.
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