ASHEBORO — Following several delays, the election filing period closed Friday. Republican primary voters will see numerous contested elections in local races while the only Democratic primaries will occur at the state and federal levels.
Highlights on the GOP primary ballot include two contested county commissioner races as well as a three-way primary battle for sheriff.
Redistricting has resulted in three N.C. House districts and two State Senate districts serving the county.
Longtime state Rep. Pat Hurley faces a challenge in the seat she has held for eight terms. The seat being vacated by the retirement of Allen McNeill has three candidates running: Neal Jackson, David Ashley, and Cory Bortree. In the primary for the 54th District seat that covers the northeastern corner of the county, two Chatham County Republicans are running to face House Minority Leader Robert Reives in the November general election.
In the State Senate, Sen. David Craven Jr. of Asheboro was the only Republican to file in the Senate’s 29th District. The lone Democrat to file for the seat is Brookie Crump of Mt. Gilead. In a race that includes just a portion of northeast Randolph County, there are no entrants from the county. The District 25 race will be between Burlington’s Amy Scott Galey, a Republican who’s currently serving in Raleigh, and Mebane’s Sean Ewing, a Democrat who’s on the Mebane city council.
Republicans will continue to hold the advantage in many county offices as no Democrats filed for commissioner seats in two districts or any county judgeship. Register of Deeds Krista M. Lowe and Board of Commissioners Chairman Darrell Frye will also be re-elected without opposition.
Randolph County contested races
Randolph County Board of Commissioners District 3 – GOP
David L. Allen (i)
Randolph County Board of Commissioners District 4 – GOP
Hope Haywood (i)
Randolph County Clerk of Superior Court – GOP
Pam Hill (i)
Randolph County Sheriff – GOP
Greg Seabolt (i)
NC Superior Court Judge District 19B Seat 2 – GOP
NC House of Representatives District 54 – GOP
NC House of Representatives District 70 – GOP
Pat B. Hurley (i)
NC House of Representatives District 78 – GOP
Randolph County general election candidates
Randolph County Board of Education At-Large – Non-Partisan (Vote for 3)
Fred Burgess (i)
David B. Carter
Shannon Craven Whitaker
Randolph County Register of Deeds
Krista M. Lowe (i) (GOP) †
Randolph County Board of Commissioners District 2
Darrell Frye (i) (GOP) †
Randolph County Board of Commissioners District 4
Kimberly Walker (DEM)
District Court Judge District 19B Seat 1
Sarah Neely Lanier (i) (GOP) †
District Court Judge District 19B Seat 3
Darren Allen (GOP) †
District Court Judge District 19B Seat 4
Scott Etheridge (i) (GOP) †
NC State Senate District 25
Sean C. Ewing (DEM)
Amy Scott Galey (i) (GOP)
NC State District 29
Brooke Crump (DEM)
David (Dave) Craven, Jr. (i) (GOP)
Randolph County Sheriff
Sean Walker (DEM)
† No general election opponent