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Mayors & town commissioners up for election

Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2005

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Pittsboro, NC - In Chatham County, voters in Pittsboro, Siler City and Goldston will go to the polls this fall in municipal races. Mayors and commissioners will be up for election in three municipalities. The filing period for the November 8th municipal elections opened at noon on Friday, July 1

Races to watch:

In Pittsboro Mayor Nancy May's seat is up for reelection, as well as two of five commissioners: Chris Walker and Vurnice Griffin Jr. Mayor Nancy May has already filed. Chris Walker filed for reelection to the Pittsboro town board.

Those wishing to run for any position must come to the Board of Elections of-fice in Pittsboro and file a notice of candi-dacy. The filing period ends August 5.

All applicants must be registered voters living in the filing district where they choose to run for office.

In Pittsboro, applicants may file for the position of mayor as well as for two seats on the town council. The filing fee for the mayoral seat is $12, and for the town council seats, $10.

In Siler City, Mayor Charles Turner's seat is up, as well three of seven commissioners: Tony Siler (District 1), Sam Ad-ams Jr. (District 5), and Guy Smith (at large).

Siler City Mayor Charles Turner and commissioners Tony Siler and Guy D. Smith have filed for reelection. Turner filed for reelection as mayor, a post he’s held since 1999, Siler filed for reelection as District One town commissioner and Smith filed for reelection for the at-large position on the town board.

Twenty-one-year-old Jonus Nobles filed for the position of Siler City mayor. Nobles ran as a 19-year-old for mayor in Siler City two years ago. Although he could technically file at 19, the law states that one must be 21 to hold office.

The Siler City filing fees are, for the mayoral seat, $15, and for the town council seats, $10.

In Goldston: Mayor Tim Cunnup's seat is up, as well as Wayne Woody (Ward 1), John T. Gaines (Ward 3) and Barry Gaines (at large).

John P. Gaines, who currently holds the ward three spot on the Goldston town council, filed for reelection to that position.

The Goldston-Gulf Sanitary District also has two slots open for candidates to run for a position on the five-member board.

Jeff Bright, who was appointed to the Goldston-Gulf Sanitary District four years ago when a member stepped down, has filed to seek reelection to the post.

The filing fee for all positions in Goldston and for the Goldston-Gulf Sani-tary District is $5.

FMI: Call the BOE at 542-8206

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