I commend Shelly Willingham for being consistent in his seeking to be elected to the NC General Assembly. He worked hard and he deserve the opportunity to go to Raleigh to serve the people.
Rusty Holderness on the other hand has a big choice to make by Thursday May 15 because the election is in his court. Because Willingham didn’t get 40% of the votes to declare him the winner, Holderness can choose to have a run-off or to let Willingham be the winner.
During the last week of the elections one of my resources said that it was the talk that Willingham was going to have a good chance of winning the race. Turns out my resource was right on!
I have to agree with Willingham that he will more than likely win if a run-off election was held in June.
I would have to support Willingham if there was an election to be held. So there you have it.
I am still trying to figure out why that damn other guy ran against our fine Sheriff James L. Knight of Edgecombe County. This ignant guy talked about Sheriff has done a good job but that it was time for a change. That other guy said that the people said they wanted a change. Well 471 folks either don’t understand, in denial or just don’t care about having a fine man in office. However but the 5,000 plus let them know therwise. But from what I understand that ignant other guy still don’t get it. I heard he says he is going to work with that Republican candidate to try to unseat our fine Sheriff. Well maybe the other guy will get it in November when he see that even those good folks in the Republican Party knows that we have a fine Sheriff.
I was there when our fine Sheriff was appointed in 1996. I played a role in the appointment process as I was the 3rd Vice Chair of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party when there were some folks out there working to get the Knight appointed. In 1998 I was the Chair of the ECDP so again I was there. I have been pleased with our Sheriff since 1996 and I stand behind him because he has proven to be one of the best, most effective and progressive Sheriff in North Carolina but not limited to.
I am calling on all the good folks of Edgecombe County to “Let’s do it again!” in November. That is my campaign slogan for November.
Congrats to the following candidates
Edgecombe County Races
Sheriff James L. Knight whipped that guy – Will have opposition in November Knight defeats challenger in Edgecombe County sheriff race
School Board Marva Scott defeated John Edmondson – Final – Scott will have no opposition in November Challenger wins Edgecombe County school board seat
Congressman G.K. Butterfield defeated Dan Whittacre again – Will have opposition in November Incumbents win congressional primary races
NC House 24 Shelly Willingham & Rusty Holderness – Probably a run-off knocked out Taro Knight & Bronson Williams Willingham wins N.C. House District 23 race, may face runoff
NC Senate Erica Smith Ingram – defeated Clark Jenkins – Final – Ingram will have no opposition in the November Challenger unseats Jenkins in N.C. Senate District 3 race
Judge Robin Hudson – Will face Eric Levinson in November Challengers emerge in U.S. House races
US Senate Kay Hagans – Will have opposition in November election U.S. Senate: Thom Tillis easily wins Republican primary, takes aim at Democrat Kay Hagan
Sheriff – Stanley Griffin defeated Gene Braswell – Will face Keith Stone in November Griffin wins Nash County sheriff primary race
Sheriff Calvin Woodard – Will have opposition in November Woodard gears up for November battle
NC House 23 Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield – Final – No opposition in November Rep. Farmer-Butterfield bests Mark Bibbs
Senate District 5 Don Davis – Roundup: Brown wins; James loses
When: Tuesday, April 22
Time: 6 PM
Location: Edgecombe County Administration Building
201 St. Andrews Street
Tarboro NC 27864
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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)