Fresh off of local election results coming in from municipal races across Orange County on Tuesday night, eyes are quickly looking ahead to 2020 races.
Penny Rich announced Wednesday morning that she will seek re-election to her District 1 seat on the Orange County Board of Commissioners.
“I am proud of the work I’ve been able to accomplish as the chair of the Board of Commissioners, and I want to continue moving the county forward as we address the pressing problem of climate change, continue to create good paying jobs by introducing opportunities for economic growth, and keep pushing towards a more equitable county for all,” Rich said in a release announcing her intentions to run for another term.
Rich first won election to the board in 2012 and was re-elected in 2016. She currently serves as chair of the board.
Four seats will be up for election to the Orange County Board of Commissioners in 2020. Two seats from District 1 in southern Orange County, one seat from District 2 in the northern portion of the county and one at-large seat.
Rich and Mark Dorosin currently hold the District 1 seats, Renee Price is in the District 2 seat and Mark Marcoplos in the at-large seat that will be up for election next year. All candidates were unopposed in the general election in 2016 after a contested Democratic primary.
No other candidates have officially announced a run for the board. Filing for 2020 races in North Carolina begins on December 2.