Board of education filing remains open

By Wendy Byerly Wood wbyerly-wood@civitasmedia.com

February 28, 2014

DOBSON — Unlike most of the offices for which filing opened Feb. 10, the period to file for Elkin Board of Education seats will remain open until Aug. 4 at noon.

A number of elected posts have filing from Feb. 10 until noon today, including N.C. Senate 30th District, N.C. House 90th District, clerk of court, sheriff, three county commissioner seats, three county school board seats, district attorney and the judgeships.

But other offices to be decided in 2014 have alternate filing periods, including the Elkin Board of Education.

Filing for three seats on the board of education is open longer due to the charter of the school board, explained Surry County Board of Elections Deputy Director Angie Harrison.

Incumbent James Freeman went ahead and filed for his candidacy for re-election to one of two City District seats that are at stake this year.

In addition to Freeman’s seat, a City District seat held by Stewart Roten is up for grabs as is the West District post held by J. Foley Norman. Neither had filed their intent to run as of press time Thursday.

Other offices with different filing periods include Soil & Water Conservation supervisor seats open from June 9 through July 7; Mount Airy Board of Education seats open from July 7 through Aug. 1; and mayor seats and two commissioner posts each for Dobson and Pilot Mountain, which are open July 7 through July 18.

Yadkin County

The Yadkin County voters also will have a chance this year to vote for several offices, and filing for some of those will close today at noon as well.

Seats at stake in Yadkin include N.C. Senate 31st District, N.C. House 73rd District, three county commissioner seats, clerk of court, register of deeds, sheriff, coroner and three nonpartisan board of education seats.

Wendy Byerly Wood may be reached at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @wendywoodeditor.