Lauren White

Lauren White

A Black Jack woman appointed earlier this year to fill the unexpired term of a former Pitt County commissioner filed Wednesday for her first election.

Lauren White filed as a Republican candidate in the special election for the Pitt County Board of Commissioners District 6 race. Under Pitt County rules, a commissioners’ seat that is vacated must be placed on the ballot when the next general election is held.

The District 6 seat became vacant earlier this year because Glen Webb, who had won his third term on the board in November 2018, resigned to take a job in another county.

A mother of two, White grew up in Pitt County. When she was appointed in March, White said she had started thinking about running for public office.

“I am invested in the success of this county,” White said in March. “I have kids in the public school system and with my husband and I having a farming operation ... I am 100 percent invested in the success of this county.”

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners has six seats representing six districts and three super district seats, each of which represents two combined districts. District 6 includes portions of Greenville, Winterville, all of Ayden and Grifton and southeastern Pitt County including the Chicod and Swift Creek areas.

The county’s numbered districts are on the ballot during mid-term elections, while the three super districts seats, identified as A, B and C, are on the presidential ballot.

It she wins this year, White will have to run again in 2022 for a full four-year term.

No other candidates for local offices filed Thursday. Filing for the 2020 elections continues through Dec. 20.

Contact Ginger Livingston at glivingston@reflector.com or 252-329-9570.