Five candidates file for municipal spots
By Seth Thomas Gulledge
The Daily Reflector
Monday, July 17, 2017
Five candidates filed for municipal seats in Pitt County on Monday including the first candidate from Farmville and a seventh candidate for the Grimesland Board of Aldermen.
Incumbent Commissioner David Lee Shackleford filed for one of two seats open on the Farmville town board. Its mayoral seat also is up for election this year, but no candidate has filed for that spot yet.
Also on Monday, the sixth day of the filing period, Fountain Mayor Shirley Mitchell filed re-election, and Bill Anderson filed for one of the town’s three commissioner seats.
Gerald Whitley became the seventh candidate to file for five seats on the Grimesland Board of Aldermen. The top five vote-earners win the seats.
Johnny Moye also filed for one of two seats up on the Winterville Town Council. No one has filed for an unexpired term on the council ending in 2019.
The Village of Simpson has a candidate for mayor, but no one has filed for any of its three council positions.
Bethel has a candidate for mayor and for two for its five commissioner positions.
No candidates have filed for three seats available on the Candlewick Area Sanitary District Board.
The filing period continues through noon on Friday. Below is a complete list of candidates who have filed for office in Pitt County as of Monday.
• Raymond Langley, Ward 3
• Johnny Davis, Ward 4
• Donald Skinner, Ward 4
• Thurman Vincent, Ward 4
• Phyllis Ross, Ward 5
Wards 1 and 2 and the mayor’s seat are not up for election.
• Gloristine Brown, mayor
• Janet Davis, commissioner
• Carl Wilson, commissioner
Five seats are open on the board of commissioners.
• David Shackleford
Two seats are open on the board of commissioners. The mayoral post also is open.
• Shirley A. Mitchell, mayor
• Kathy Parker, commissioner
• Alex Albright, commissioner
• Bill Anderson, commissioner
Three seats are open on the board of commissioners. The mayoral post also is open.
• P.J. Connelly, mayor
• Calvin Mercer, mayor
• Curtis Pulley, mayor
• Christoper Nunnally, At-Large
• Kandie Smith, District 1
• Uriah Ward, District 3
• Darrell Hinnant, District 4
• Rick Smiley, District 4
• William Litchfield, District 5
No candidates have filed for District 2
• Billy Ray Jackson, mayor
• David Ingles, commissioner
• Raymond Oakes, commissioner
Two seats are open on the board of commissioners.
• Ronnie Bowling, alderman
• Tom Dixon, alderman
• Eleanor Farr, alderman
• David Hodges, alderman
• Debbie Sekulski, alderman
• Ted Bowles, alderman
• Gerald Whitley, alderman
Five seats are open on the board of aldermen.
• Richard Zeck, mayor
Three seats are open on village council.
• Tucker Moore, mayor
• Katrina Jones, council
• Johnny Moye, council
Two seats are open on the council plus an unexpired term.