Rocky Mount NC – Mayoral candidate’s residency challenged


The Political Agitator’s response: I will follow this and if a hearing is granted I plan to attend to.

A Nash County woman has filed two protests with the Edgecombe County Board of Elections challenging Bronson Williams’ right to run in the Rocky Mount mayoral election.

Joyce Arnette Jones, who lives in Ward 5 of Rocky Mount in Nash County, filed the two protests on Friday with the Edgecombe County Board of Elections. The documents were released to the Telegram by the Edgecombe County Board of Elections on Monday after they had been reviewed by the Edgecombe County attorney.

Jones said she felt she needed to file the protests in the interest of fairness.

“I filed the protest because I believe he filed fraudulently to run for office,” Jones said Monday in a telephone interview. “I don’t think it is fair or proper or fair to the citizens of Rocky Mount.”

Both protests are related to Williams’ residency issues. Though Williams filed to run for mayor in Edgecombe County and listed an Edgecombe County address — 1611 Hargrove St. — as his residence, there seems to be mounting evidence that . . . (Read more)

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