More candidates filed for office between the press deadline for Tuesday’s issue and the end of the filing period at noon Wednesday. Seth Cohn, 36, of Townsend Street, North Wilkesboro, and Robert Lee Wood of Traphill Road, Traphill, filed as Republican candidates for Wilkes County commissioner. Steve Collins, 49, of Pinoak Street, Wilkesboro, filed as a candidate for Wilkes Board of Education. (School board races are non-partisan so party affiliation of school board candidates isn’t listed.) Democrat John Worth Wiles, 37, of South Street, Elkin, filed as a candidate for representative for the 90th House seat. Democrat Dianne Little, 68, of Jolly Cemetery Road, Taylorsville, filed as a candidate for representative for the 94th House seat. Wiles ran for the same House seat in 2014 and the others are seeking elected office for the first time.

When the filing period ended Wednesday, candidates for election in 2018 included:

• Wilkes County Board of Commissioners (for two of five seats on the board): Democrat Laura Beth (L.B.) Prevette of Wilkesboro and Republicans Rodney Paul Buff of Hays, Seth Cohn of North Wilkesboro, David Gambill of North Wilkesboro, Brian S. Minton of Wilkesboro, Gregory A. Minton of Wilkesboro and Robert L. Wood of Traphill. Gambill and Gregory A. Minton are incumbents;

• Wilkes County Board of Education (for two of five seats): Randall “Rudy” Holbrook of Ronda, Sharron Nichols Huffman of Wilkesboro, Brandon Whitaker of the Pleasant Hill community and Steve Collins of Wilkesboro. Holbrook and Huffman are incumbents;

• Wilkes County Clerk of Superior Court: Republican Regina C. Billings of Hays;

• Wilkes County Sheriff: Republicans Eric L. Byrd of Moravian Falls, Sharon Call-Diaz of Millers Creek and Chris Shew of the Antioch community. Shew is the incumbent;

• District Attorney, 34th Prosecutorial District: Republican Tom E. Horner of Moravian Falls, who is the incumbent;

• N.C. Senate, District 45: Republicans Shirley Blackburn Randleman of Wilkesboro and Deanna Ballard of Blowing Rock and Democrat Brandon Anderson of Millers Creek. Randleman and Ballard both are incumbents and are in the same district now due to redistricting;

• N.C. House, District 90: Democrat John Worth Wiles of Elkin and Republicans Sarah Stevens and Allen Poindexter, both of Mount Airy. Stevens is the incumbent;

• N.C. House, District 94: Republican Jeffrey Elmore of North Wilkesboro and Democrat Dianne Little of Taylorsville. Elmore is the incumbent.

• U.S. House of Representatives, District 5: Democrats Jenny Marshall and D.D. Adams, both of Winston-Salem, and Republicans Virginia Foxx of Banner Elk and Cortland J. Meader Jr. of Mocksville. Foxx is the incumbent.

Other election details

The general election is Nov. 6. Party primaries and the Wilkes Board of Education election are May 8.

For all judgeships on the Nov. 6 ballot, the filing period is noon June 18 to noon June 29. All judicial races will be partisan, which means party affiliation will be listed with candidates on the ballot. Voters in the 23rd Judicial District, which includes Wilkes, Alleghany, Ashe and Yadkin counties, will elect three District Court judges.

The filing period is noon July 6 to noon July 20 for three Elkin commissioner seats on the ballot. The filing period for two Wilkes Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisor seats is noon June 11 to noon July 6.

The State Board of Elections this week randomly selected where in the alphabet the alphabetical listing of primary candidates will start on ballots. Those candidates will be listed by last name starting with “F” and going through “Z,” and then “A” through “E.” However, school board candidates will be listed in alphabetical order.

In the general election, Democrats will be listed first and in alphabetical order. She said it’s customary for candidates with the same party affiliation as the governor to be listed first and North Carolina has a Democratic governor.

Sign Up For Newsletters

Recommended for you

Trending Videos

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.