The final week in the filing period for the 2014 elections has come to a close, and now there’s some unusual buzz regarding the race for Orange County Register of Deeds.
That’s because former Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton has joined the contest. Chilton served as mayor from 2005 until late 2013.
He’s running against two fellow Democrats: Incumbent Deborah B. Brooks of Hillsborough, and challenger Sara Stephens of Durham.
A second republican has filed to seek the seat of the North Carolina House of Representatives District 50. Hillsborough’s Rod Chaney has filed to run again, just as he did in 2012.
The other republican in the race, W. Lewis Hannah, Jr., is a retired bank executive from Efland.
Democrat Graig Meyer has held the District 50 seat since November 7, when he was sworn in to replace Valerie Foushee, a democrat who now serves in the Senate representing district 23.
Senator Foushee was sworn in on September 25. She’ll be running against Republican Mary Lopez-Carter of Hillsborough.
Representative Verla Insko, a Democrat representing District 56, will defend her seat against Republican David Pratt Carter of Hillsborough.
Four candidates have added their names to the Orange County School Board race.
Rosa D. Williams and Tom Carr, both of Hillsborough, as well as Greg Andrews of Efland and Michael H. Hood of Durham, join the two incumbents, Donna Coffey and Brenda Stephens, in a contest for four available seats.
Talal Asad’s name was added to the list of candidates for Carrboro Board of Aldermen this year.
Asad will run in a special election against Theresa Watson and Bethany Chaney.
Chaney was re-appointed by Aldermen this past Tuesday as chair of the Planning Board.
In the Orange County Board of Commissioners race, Republican Gary Kahn of Chapel Hill has filed to run against Democrat Mia Day Burroughs for the District 1 seat.