Ten file on first day for fall elections

ASHEBORO – Ten Randolph County residents filed to run for office during the first five hours of filing.

Three of those are seeking to retain spots on the City of Asheboro’s city council.

Filing opened at noon Friday and continues through noon July 21.

Incumbents Eddie Burks, Jane Hughes Redding and Charles Swiers signed up for the candidate list for Asheboro’s city council.

Gidget Kidd and Ryan Patton are bidding to keep their seats on the Asheboro City Schools board of education.

For Randleman’s city council, first-day filers were Mike Dawkins (at-large), Steve Grooms Jr. (Ward 1) and Lee Hinson (Ward 4). Dawkins is an incumbent. Ward 4 is listed as vacant.

Greg Carpenter filed for the position of Liberty’s town commissioner.

Michelle Hooker-Ravenell is seeking to become Staley’s mayor.

The election is Nov. 7.

By Bob Sutton