Fifth candidate files for sheriff

Published 9:27 am Thursday, March 1, 2018

Two more candidates filed for county commissioner and a fifth for sheriff last week.

Benita Finney and Charles Odell Williams filed as Republican candidates for the county board of commissioners, joining James V. Blakley and incumbents John H. Ferguson and Robert Wisecarver in the race for two seats.

Kevin Curtiss filed as a Republican candidate for sheriff, joining incumbent J.D. Hartman, and challengers Mark S. Howell, Mitchell D. Whitener and Nelson Turrentine.

Finney, 48, of Advance, said she has considered running for commissioner for a couple of years, and decided the time is right.

“I think the working class people, especially emergency services in our county, need a voice,” she said.

Curtiss, 51, of southern Davie, is a truck driver who spent eight years in law enforcement with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Department and as a school resource officer in Davidson County.

“I want to try to help to bring Davie County  closer together – community first,” he said. “My big thing is to fight drugs and make our schools safer.”

Filing ended at noon on Feb. 28.

As of last week, Republican Ellen Drechsler was the only candidate to file for clerk of court in Davie.

Democrat Vicky M. Moore and Republican Clint Junker were the only candidates to file for two seats on the Davie Board of Education, although current board member Barbara Owens filed an intent to run as an independent candidate on the November ballot. Her name will be on the ballot if she obtains the signatures of 1,169 registered voters.

Republican Ted Budd of Advance filed here for the U.S. Congress. Democrats Kathy Manning and Adam Coker filed for the chance to challenge him in November.

Republican Dan Barrett filed for a N.C. Senate seat, as did fellow Republican Joyce Krawiec. John Motsinger Jr. filed as a Democrat.

Republican Julia Howard and Democrat Bonnie Dawn Clark seek their party nomination for the N.C. House.

District Attorney Garry W. Frank filed for re-election as a Republican.