Candidates begin filing for offices

Candidates begin filing for offices
February 15
08:00 2018

Filing opened for candidates on Monday and many have already filed to be on the ballot in Forsyth County.

Democrat Jenny Marshall filed to challenge U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx for the Fifth Congressional District. City Council Member Denise “D.D.” Adams has announced she is running for that seat, but plans to file later in the month.

Candidates for sheriff included Democrats Bobby Kimbrough, Tim Wooten and Clif Kilby and Republican incumbent Sheriff Bill Schatzman. Republican challenger Ernie Leyba also filed.

Tony Burton and Tonya McDaniel filed for County Commissioner District A as did incumbent Commissioner Fleming El-Amin. Commissioner Everette Witherspoon also represents District A.

Other candidates included Democrat Terri LeGrand, who filed for the 74th district in the N.C. House of Representatives, and Republican Rep. Debra Conrad who currently holds that seat. Republican Dan Barrett filed for the State Senate District 31 seat currently held by Democrat Henry Michaux Jr. Democrat Barbara Burke filed for District 1 on the school board, where nether incumbent is planning to run for re-election. Democrat Deanna Kaplan filed for at-large seat on the school board.

Incumbents who filed by The Chronicle’s press time included County Commissioner Don Martin, State Sen. Paul Lowe, State Reps. Evelyn Terry and Lee Zachary, Clerk of Court Susan Frye and Board of Education members Robert Barr, David Singletary and Dana Caudill Jones.

Candidate filing will run until Feb. 28 at noon.

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