09/30/2022
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Candidate filing for North Carolina’s 2022 primary elections and rescheduled municipal elections resumed on Thursday, February 24 at 8 am. According to Wanda Monroe with the Bladen County Board of Elections, several candidates have filed to run for office since filing resumed yesterday. 

Incumbent Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker officially registered to run for re-election on Thursday morning. 

According to Wayne Schaffer, Bladen County Republican Chair, McVicker, has been in office since 2014 and enjoys broad support across the county. 

McVicker stated, “I intend to continue strong law enforcement efforts on behalf of all Bladen County citizens.”

On Thursday, Berry Lewis filed to run for Board of Education District 2.

Today, Democrat Hakeem Brown filed for the Office of Bladen County Sheriff, and Kieth Locklear filed for the Bladen County Board of Education District 3 seat. 

Hakeem Brown posted photos of him with his daughter at the elections office on social media. He stated, “Officially filed as a candidate for Bladen County Sheriff!! #BrownforSheriff2022 #TeachingHerYoung

Filing will end at noon on Friday, March 4, under an order issued by the Superior Court of Wake County. 

Ms. Monroe, with the elections’ office, reiterated there is still time for citizens to register to vote. Find the Voter’s Registration form by clicking here. The Bladen County Board of Elections office is located at 301 S. Cypress Street, Elizabethtown, NC 28337.

Here is a list of candidates who filed for Bladen County offices prior to the suspension of the filing period as previously reported on BladenOnline (D-Democrat, R-Republican):

BLADEN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

District 1: Arthur A. Bullock (D)

District 2: Charles Ray Peterson (R)

District 3: Cameron McGill (R)

BLADEN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

County-wide: Cory Singletary (D), Vince Rozier (D)

District 1: Gary N. Rhoda (D)

BLADEN COUNTY CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT

Althea Dixon Weaver (D)

Jason Britt (R)

Cristin Hursey (R)

BLADEN COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS

Beverly T. Parks (R)

BLADEN COUNTY SHERIFF

Gary S. Edwards (R)

Here is a list of candidates who filed for federal, state, and judicial offices prior to the suspension of the filing period (D-Democrat, R-Republican):

U.S. SENATE

Rett Newton (D)

Constance (Lov) Johnson (D)

Benjamin E. Griffiths (R)

Ms. Lee A Brian (R)

Lichia Sibhatu (R)

Jen Banwart (R)

Charles Kenneth Moss (R)

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

District 3: Brian Michael Friend (R)

N.C. SUPREME COURT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE

Seat 3: Lucy Inman (D), Richard Dietz (R)

Seat 5: Sam J. Ervin IV (D), April C. Wood (R), Trey Allen (R)

N.C. COURT OF APPEALS

Seat 8: Julee Tate Flood (R)

Seat 9: Beth Freshwater Smith (R), Donna Stroud (R)

Seat 10: Gale Murray Adams (D), John M. Tyson (R)

Seat 11: Darren Jackson (D), Michael J. Stading (R)

N.C. STATE SENATE

District 9: Brent Jackson (R)

District 22: William Brisson (R)

N.C. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE

Seat 2: Preston B. Hilton (R)

Seat 7: Sarah McPherson (R)

DISTRICT ATTORNEY

District 15: Jon David (R)