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Candidate files for Bailey town board seat

Extended candidate filing period closes

Posted on July 24, 2021

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The Nash County Board of Elections is housed inside the Nash County Agricultural Center at 1006 Eastern Ave., Nashville.

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The Nash County Board of Elections is housed inside the Nash County Agricultural Center at 1006 Eastern Ave., Nashville.

NASHVILLE — Southern Nash County voters will see at least one candidate’s name for every office on this year’s municipal ballots.

“Municipal filing is now closed. We did have one additional person file for the town of Bailey commissioner,” said Nash County Elections Director John Kearney.

With a second candidate filing for two at-large commissioner seats in Bailey, there’s now at least one candidate for every available office in the November election.

Richard W. Wilson filed during a one-week extension of the filing period, which the elections board limited to the Bailey Board of Commissioners contest. The deadline to file for all other Nash County municipal posts expired on July 16.

Wilson joins Dillion Bissette in running for the office. With Bailey Commissioners Dwan Finch and Shelley Bullard choosing not to run for reelection, there are two candidates and two open seats.

In Spring Hope, newcomer Kyle Pritchard and Prudence Wilkins, a sitting town commissioner, filed for the office of mayor. Long-serving Mayor Buddy Gwaltney didn’t file to run for reelection.

In 2017, three candidates ran for three seats on the Spring Hope Board of Commissioners. This year, seven candidates will vie for three open seats. Incumbents Brent Cone, Drew Griffin and Ricky Tucker will compete with newcomers Dap Dunston, Jason Himmelright, Tony Jefferys and Eric Gainey to serve as commissioners.

In Middlesex, incumbent Mayor Lu Harvey Lewis will face challenger Arnold Vick. Commissioners Ann Lewis and Harold Meacombs will run unopposed.

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