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)
(i) Michael Cogdell, Elizabethtown
Greg Taylor, Elizabethtown
(i) Ray Britt, Elizabethtown
(i) David Gooden, Elizabethtown
(i) Dr. Ophelia Munn-Goins
(i) Daniel Dowless, Bladenboro
Rodney Hester, Bladenboro
Steve Peterson, Garland
James G. “Jimmie” Smith, Elizabethtown
BLADEN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
(i) Glenn McKoy, Council
(i) Berry Lewis, Bladenboro
Tim Benton, Bladenboro
DISTRICT COURT JUDGE DISTRICT 13
(i) Pauline Hankins, Bolivia
(i) C. Ashley Gore, Whiteville
(i) Scott Ussery, Elizabethtown
(i) Jason C. Disbrow, Southport
N.C. SENATE DISTRICT 8
David Sink, Leland
(i) Bill Rabon
N.C. HOUSE DISTRICT 22
Albert D. Kirby Jr., Clinton
Martin (Tony) Denning, Elizabethtown
(i) William Brisson, Dublin