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Update: Filing period opens for Bladen County offices

Bladen County commissioners Dr. Ophelia Munn-Goins (left) and Ray Britt file for re-election Monday at the Bladen County Board of Elections office


Bladen County commissioner Daniel Dowless, a Republican, will face a primary challenge for the District 2 seat as the filing period opened Monday. Rodney Hester of Bladenboro filed for the Republican primary.

The primary election will be March 3. The general election will be Nov. 3.

Commissioners Ray Britt, Michael Cogdell and David Gooden also filed for re-election along with Greg Taylor for one of three at-large seats on the nine-member board, according to the Bladen County Board of Elections office. Cogdell and Taylor are Democrats. Gooden and Britt are Republicans.

Also filing Monday was District 1 commissioner Dr. Ophelia Munn-Goins, a Democrat.

Former commissioner and Democrat Jimmie Smith of Elizabethtown filed for the District 3 seat held by Republican Ashley S. Trivette. Ms. Trivette announce she would not be filing for re-election.

Tim Benton of Bladenboro filed for the Republican primary in the Board of Education race in District 2. Benton is a former school board member.

Republican William Brisson of Bladenboro filed for another term in the N.C. House of Representatives in District 22.

Filing will close at noon Friday, Dec. 20.

BLADEN COUNTY FILINGS
as of 3:12 p.m. Monday, Dec 2

NC HOUSE
DISTRICT 22
Republican
William Brisson, Bladenboro

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

DISTRICT 1
Democrat
Dr. Ophelia Munn-Goins

DISTRICT 2
Republican
Daniel Dowless, Bladenboro
Rodney Hester, Bladenboro

DISTRICT 3
Democrat
Jimmie Smith, Elizabethtown

BLADEN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
DISTRICT 2
Republican
Tim Benton, Bladenboro

In the first article our writer had written: “Former commissioner Jimmie Smith of Elizabethtown filed for the District 3 seat held by Russel Priest.” However, that was incorrect. The seat Mr. Smith filed for was held by Republican Ashley S. Trivette announced she would not be filing for re-election.

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