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Candidates Continue To File for 2016 Elections, See Updated List as of Monday

By Jesse Wood

Candidates continue to file for the 2016 election. Below is a list of candidates that have filed for election as of Monday afternoon. Among the latest to file is Diane Blanks, who is challenging incumbent Watauga County Board of Commissioner Perry Yates.

See the most updated list below and a list of all candidate filings for all races in NC that will be on local ballots can be viewed here. 

Watauga County Register of Deeds

  • Amy Shook, Republican (I)

Watauga Commissioners – District 4

  • David Blust, R (I)
  • Larry Turnbow, Democrat

Watauga Commissioners – District 2

  • John Welch, D

Watauga Commissioners – District 1

  • Perry Yates, R (I)
  • Diane Blanks, D

Watauga County Board of Education

  • Steve Combs
  • Ron Henries (I)

U.S. Senate 

  • Paul Wright, R (I)
  • Richard Burr, R
  • Deborah Ross, D
  • Kevin Griffin, D

U.S. House District 5

  • Virginia Foxx, R (I)
  • Pattie Curran, R

N.C. Senate District 45

  • Dan Soucek, R (I)
  • Art Sherwood, D

N.C. House District 93

  • Jonathan Jordan, R (I)
  • Lew Hendricks, R
  • Sue Counts, D

NC District Court Judge District 24

  • Rebecca Eggers-Gryder
  • Josh Teague