Candidate filing period comes to a close – Rocky Mount Telegram

Response: Going to be a quite interesting primary election. I will be following all the candidates that I can vote for real close.

Several local residents on Friday added their names to the list of candidates who are seeking election or re-election to a variety of offices that represent residents in the Twin Counties, capping off a three-week filing period.

Many of the offices that are up for election this year will have contested races, including four of the six seats in the N.C. General Assembly that represent the Twin Counties.

Joe Hester, a Democrat from Rocky Mount, filed Friday to challenge N.C. Rep. Jeff Collins, R-Nash, for the District 25 seat in the N.C. House.

Also on Friday, R.B. (Rusty) Holderness, a Democrat from Tarboro, filed to run for the District 23 seat in the N.C. House. Three other Democrats – Bronson Williams of Rocky Mount, Shelly Willingham of Rocky Mount and Taro Knight of Tarboro – also are vying for that position. The incumbent, N.C. Rep. Joe Tolson, D-Edgecombe, is not seeking re-election. (Source: Read more)