Several mayor seats on ballot; Asheboro schools, city council races also taking place

ASHEBORO – Mayoral races in Randolph County for this week’s election include incumbents looking to keep their seats.

There are mayoral seats on the ballots in Liberty, Ramseur and Staley. High Point, with a few voters living in Randolph County, also has a mayoral contest.

Early voting ended Saturday.

On Tuesday, voters are required to cast ballots at their designated precincts. Photo identification is required.

Here’s an overview of the contests that are on the November ballot:

** There will be five candidates for three spots on the City of Asheboro City Council.

Candidates are Eddie Burks, Jane Hughes Redding, Charles Swiers, Harry Okeke and Joey Trogdon. Burks, Redding and Swiers are incumbents.

** For the Asheboro City Schools Board of Education the candidates are incumbents Gidget Kidd, Ryan Patton and Gwenn Williams along with Melissa Calloway and Todd Dulaney. Voters can select up to three names.

** Mayor Filmore York is running unopposed in Liberty. Greg Carpenter and incumbent Don Herndon are the filers for Liberty town commissioner.

** In Franklinville, Priscilla Dunn and L. McKay (Mac) Whatley are running for town commissioner.

** Ramseur mayor Vicki Caudle will be opposed by Hampton Spivey for that position. J.C. Parrish and Tresa Cheek Hatchett will try to retain their spots as Ramseur town commissioners, while Jay Hubbard is also running. There are three seats on the ballot.

** In Randleman, Mike Dawkins, Marty Leonard and Kim Grooms Keaton are running for alderman at-large positions. Others on the ballot are Steve Grooms Jr. (Ward 1), Renee Bryant (Ward 1), Lee Hinson (Ward 4) and Kimmy Williams (Ward 4).

** In Seagrove, incumbents Homer Beheler and Carol Kim are on the ballot for town commissioner.

** In Staley, the mayor candidates are incumbent Karen Scotton and Michelle Hooker-Ravenell. Five commissioner candidates (with five seats available) are Renee Harrelson, Steven Rollins, Lori Lynn Langley-Hankins, Sherri Martin and Faye Johnson.

Races in High Point and Thomasville include a limited number of Randolph County residents.

** High Point’s mayoral candidates are Victor Jones, Cyril Jefferson, Abdul Rashid (Richard) Siddiqui and Gene Kininmonth.

The at-large candidates for High Point City Council are Sam Carr, Shazia Iqbal, Orel Henry, Britt W. Moore, Amanda Cook, Willie H. Davis and Kenneth Jabari Harper Jr. In Ward 3, Monica Peters and Rizwan Bahadur are running.

** Thomasville City Council candidates are Ronald Fowler, Eric Kuppel, Paul Widener Peters, Lisa Shell, Payton Williams and Dana Skeen Lomba.

Check early voting totals

Totals showed 1,166 ballots cast during the early voting window in Randolph County.

It was mostly a slow process for the 13 days the polls were open at the Randolph County Board of Elections in Asheboro. Saturday’s final day of early voting drew 123 voters for the second-highest number behind the 132 voters Oct. 24.

By Bob Sutton