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Republicans Dominate Candidates

Davie voters will go to the polls on May 6 to decide on a $54.5 million bond to build a new high school, and a $5 million bond for recreation.

While that issue is getting most of the attention, all local races are being contested – and with only Republican local candidates – the May primary will likely be the winners.

During the last week of filing, Marvin Smith of Cornatzer Road, Mocksville, filed to run against Andy Stokes for sheriff of Davie County.

In the non-partisan race for two seats on the board of education, incumbents Chad Fuller and Barbara Owens are being challenged by Clarence L. Spillman of Junction Road, Jeff Plott of Polaris Drive, Glenn Mace of Deadmon Road, all Mocksville, and Dwight C. Goodman of Peoples Creek Road, Advance.

For the two seats on the Davie Board of County Commissioners, incumbent Robert Wisecarver is being challenged by fellow Republicans Charles Odell Williams of McAllister Road, Mocksville, and Richard Carter Jr. of Rainbow Road, Advance, and John Ferguson of Bermuda Run and Dan Barrett of Advance.

Incumbent Clerk of Court Ellen Drechsler is being challenged by fellow Republican Sonya Spry.

A Democrat, Constance L. Johnson of Salisbury, has filed for the N.C. Senate seat representing Davie County. Incumbent Andrew Brock of Mocksville, a Republican, has filed for re-election.

Republican Julia C. Howard of Mocksville filed for re-election, and Cristina Victoria Vazquez filed for the Democratic nomination for that seat.