Candidates for May primary set
The filing period for the May primary election has closed, with the sheriff’s race being the most crowded field. Six Democrats are vying for the position.
Larry D. Faucette, Buddy Parker, Andy Cagle, Keith Webster, David Caldwell Jr. and Charles Blackwood all are hoping to replace longtime Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass.
Three Democratic candidates are running for the county’s Register of Deeds. Deborah B. Brooks is the incumbent, and will be facing Sara Stephens and former Carrboro Mayor Mark H. Chilton.
County Commissioner at-large Barry Jacobs faces challenger Bonnie Hauser in the primary.
Commissioners seats for Districts 1 and 2 also are up for re-election. District 2 Democratic incumbent Earl McKee faces Mark Marcoplos. In District 1, Democrat Mia Day Burroughs and Republican Gary Kahn both filed.
In the nonpartisan Orange County Board of Education race, four seats are up for grabs. School board members Donna D. Coffey and Brenda Stephens are hoping to remain on the board while Rosa D. Williams, Tom Carr, Greg Andrews and Michael H. Hood want the opportunity to fill one of the available seats.
Running unopposed in the primary are state Senate District 23 Democratic candidate Valerie Foushee and Republican candidate Mary Lopez-Carter. Foushee was appointed to the seat in 2013 after Ellie Kinnaird resigned.
Newly appointed Democrat Graig Meyer is on the ballot for the District 50 seat. Republicans Rod Chaney and W. Lewis Hannah Jr. will face each other in the primary.
Incumbent Democrat Verla Insko is running again for the District 56 seat. Republican David Pratt Carter is running uncontested for the seat in the primary.
James C. Standford in the incumbent and only candidate for the county’s Clerk of Court.
A special election is being held for the Carrboro Aldermen. Bethany Chaney, Theresa Watson and Talal Asad have all thrown their hats in the ring for the Board of Aldermen seat.
The primary will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 6. The General Election is Nov. 4.