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Races Taking Shape On First Day Of Filing

By Mike Barnhardt
Enterprise Record

Brent Shoaf was the first in line Monday as filing for local offices began in Davie County. Filing ends at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 29.
The Republican register of deeds filed for his fourth term.
Also filing for re-election Monday were N.C. Sen. Andrew Brock and N.C. House of Representative Julia C. Howard. Both are Republicans.
Jeff York filed as a Republican for one of three seats to be selected for the Davie Board of Commissioners.
Paul Drechsler, Wendy Horne and Linda Mace filed for the non-partisan race for three seats on the Davie Board of Education. That race will be decided in May. The others will be primaries, and party voters will decide candidates for the November election.
Shoaf, 47, said that while the register of deeds is not a “glamorous job,” it is important. He said he enjoys “dealing with people on a daily basis and providing service to the citizens of the county.”
Shoaf has overseen several upgrades in the office during his terms, while doing the work with fewer employees.
He is a Davie High graduate and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from High Point University and a master’s degree in school counseling from Appalachian State University. He lives in Advance with his wife, Carolyn, and daughter Katie, a seventh grader at North Davie Middle School.
Brock, 37, is seeking his sixth term in the N.C. Senate …