As of late Tuesday afternoon, two candidates and only one incumbent has filed to run in the fall municipal elections.
In King, incumbent council member Wesley Carter will face challengers Ashley Thomas Turner and Steven Hewett in the race for two council seats. All seats in King are elected for a four year term.
Filing for municipal elections in King, Walnut Cove and Danbury began at noon on Friday, July 7 at the Board of Elections office in Danbury and will run through July 21.
In Danbury, the office of mayor, currently held by Janet Whitt, and two council seats held by David Hoskins and Wendi Spraker will be on the November ballot. The mayor’s seat is a two year term.
In Walnut Cove, the office of mayor, held by Lynn Lewis, and two commissioner’s seats held by Sharon Conaway and Elwood Mabe will be on the November ballot. The mayor’s seat is a two year term and the commissioners seats are four year terms.
Weekday office hours at the Board of Elections are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Eligible candidates must be at least 21 years old, and eligible, based on registration and residency, to vote for the office which he or she seeks (i.e., a Walnut Cove mayoral candidate must reside within the town limits of Walnut Cove and therefore be eligible to vote in a Walnut Cove municipal election).
Prospective candidates would go to the Board of Elections office in Danbury to file.
“One exception to that is if a candidate for King city council lives in the part of the City of King that’s in Forsyth County, that person would go to the Forsyth County Board of Elections in Winston-Salem,” said Director of Stokes County Board of Elections, Jason Perry. “If a King city council candidate lives on the Stokes County side, that person would come to Danbury with the other candidates from the county’s towns.”
Amanda Dodson may be reached at 336-813-2426.