Three incumbent commissioners were among eight candidates who filed Monday for the November 2022 elections, according to the Bladen County Board of Elections.
The filing period will end Dec. 17 at noon. Candidates for county offices, U.S. Senate and judicial seats can file at the Bladen County Board of Elections office in Elizabethtown.
Candidate filing for the N.C. Senate, N.C. House, and U.S. House were delayed until Tuesday morning after being suspended Monday morning by order of the N.C. Court of Appeals, then reinstated by the Court on Monday afternoon. The N.C. League of Conservation Voters is leading a lawsuit that seeks the filing period be suspended while the appeals court reviews district maps that were approved by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.
The primary is scheduled for March 8 and the general election for November 8.
In Bladen County, District 1 representative Arthur A. Bullock, a Democrat, District 2 representative Charles Ray Peterson, a Republican, and District 3 representative Cameron McGill, a Republican, filed for another term on the Board of Commissioners.
Two members of the Bladen County Board of Education filed for reelection. They are county-wide representative Cory Singletary and District 1 representative Gary N. Rhoda, both Democrats.
Other candidate filings Monday were:
Sheriff: Gary S. Edwards, a Republican.
Clerk of Superior Court: Althea Dixon Weaver, a Democrat, and Jason Britt, a Republican.
Register of Deeds: Incumbent Beverly T. Parks, a Republican.