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2 candidates filed for Bladen County board seats last week

Two candidates filed for office last week in Bladen County with the filing period for the 2020 elections open until Friday, Dec. 20 at noon.

Candidates can file at the Bladen County Board of Elections in Elizabethtown.

Steve Peterson of Garland filed for the Bladen County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat. He will face James G. “Jimmie” Smith of Elizabethtown in the Democratic primary on March 3.

Ashley Trivette, one of two commissioners representing District 3, has announced she will not seek re-election.

Berry Lewis of Bladenboro filed for re-election for the Board of Education District 2 seat. Lewis is a Democrat. Former school board member Tim Benton has filed for the seat as a Republican.

The filing period closes Friday, Dec. 20 at noon. The primary election is March 3. The general election is Nov. 3.

Here are Bladen County filings through Friday, Dec. 13. (i) is for incumbent.

BLADEN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AT-LARGE (3 SEATS)
Democrat
(i) Michael Cogdell, Elizabethtown
Greg Taylor, Elizabethtown
Republican
(i) Ray Britt, Elizabethtown
(i) David Gooden, Elizabethtown

DISTRICT 1
Democrat
(i) Dr. Ophelia Munn-Goins

DISTRICT 2
Republican
(i) Daniel Dowless, Bladenboro
Rodney Hester, Bladenboro

DISTRICT 3
Democrat
Steve Peterson, Garland
James G. “Jimmie” Smith, Elizabethtown

BLADEN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
DISTRICT 1
(i) Glenn McKoy, Council

DISTRICT 2
Democrat
(i) Berry Lewis, Bladenboro
Republican
Tim Benton, Bladenboro

DISTRICT COURT JUDGE DISTRICT 13
SEAT 3
Republican
(i) Pauline Hankins, Bolivia

SEAT 4
Republican
(i) C. Ashley Gore, Whiteville

SEAT 5
Republican
(i) Scott Ussery, Elizabethtown

SEAT 6
Republican
(i) Jason C. Disbrow, Southport

N.C. SENATE DISTRICT 8
Democrat
David Sink, Leland
Republican
(i) Bill Rabon

N.C. HOUSE DISTRICT 22
Democrat
Albert D. Kirby Jr., Clinton
Martin (Tony) Denning, Elizabethtown
Republican
(i) William Brisson, Dublin

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