2014 Election Shaping Up With Full Slate of Candidates for Avery, Watauga Counties, Two Weeks Left to File

Published Friday, February 14, 2014 at 9:16 pm

 

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx filed for re-election at the Watauga County Board of Election on Monday. Elections DIrector Jane Ann Hodges is pictured as well. Photo submitted

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx filed for re-election at the Watauga County Board of Election on Monday. Elections Director Jane Ann Hodges is pictured as well. Photo submitted

 

By Jesse Wood

The first batch of candidates pack into the Watauga County Board of Elections office on the first day of filing. From left, Tiffany Christian, Sue Counts, Josh Brannon, Barbara Kinsey, Billy Kennedy, Len Hagaman, Diane Deal and Randy Townsend. Photo by Lonnie Webster

The first batch of candidates pack into the Watauga County Board of Elections office on the first day of filing. From left, Tiffany Christian, Sue Counts, Josh Brannon, Barbara Kinsey, Billy Kennedy, Len Hagaman, Diane Deal and Randy Townsend. Photo by Lonnie Webster

Feb. 14, 2014. As usual, candidate filing jumped off to a fast start on Monday, the first day to file for the 2014 elections, with a set of eager candidates waiting for the clock to strike noon.

While the Watauga County and Avery County Board of Elections offices haven’t seen quite as many candidates walk through its doors on subsequent days, the field is shaping up for exciting contests in both counties. And with two weeks left, there is still plenty of time for more candidates to file by Friday, Feb. 28 at noon.

To narrow down the field, the primary election will be held on May 6 with the November election taking place on Nov. 4. See all the important dates here.

Check out below who has filed through Friday. Information comes from the county offices as well as the State Board of Elections.  

Candidates Representing Both Avery and Watauga Counties & Beyond

U.S. Senate (Kay Hagan’s Seat)

  • Mark Harris (R)
  • Ted Alexander (R)
  • Heather Grant (R)

District Attorney 24 (Jerry Wilson’s seat)

  • Nathan Miller (R)
  • Britt Springer (R)
  • Seth Banks (R)

WATAUGA COUNTY

U.S. House District 5

  • Virginia Foxx (R) (I)
  • Philip Doyle (R)

N.C. Senate District 45 (Dan Soucek’s seat)

  • Joshua Brannon (D)

N.C. House District 93 (Jonathan Jordan’s seat)

  • Sue Counts (D)

Watauga County Board of Commissioners (Three seats open)

  • Billy Kennedy (D) (I)
  • David Blust (R) (I)
  • Allen Trivette (R)
  • Barbara Kinsey (D)

Clerk of Court

  • Diane Deal (D) (I)

Sheriff

  • Randy Townsend (R)
  • Len Hagaman (D) (I)

Board of Education (Three seats open)

  • Ron Holste
  • Tiffany Christian
  • Ron Henries (I)
  • Jay Fenwick

AVERY COUNTY

Avery County Commissioner

  • Clayton Harpold
  • John Millan (R)

Sheriff

  • Anthony Pollygus (R)
  • Reo Griffith (R)
  • Kevin Frye (R) (I)

Clerk of Court

  • Lisa Daniels (I)

N.C. House District 85

  • Josh Dobson (R)

N.C. Senate District 45

  • Josh Brannon (D)

U.S. House District 11

  • Keith Ruehl (D)
  • Mark Meadows (R) (I)

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