Political newcomer among local candidates

Published 9:20 am Thursday, March 29, 2018

A long-time candidate and a political newcomer are among those seeking local office.

Charles Odell Williams, who filed as a Republican for the county board of commissioners, is a regular candidate for that office.

The newcomer is David Carroll, who filed as a Republican candidate for the county board of education.

Carroll, of Junction Road, Mocksville, has lived in Davie County for the past 18 years, the past 50 in North Carolina. He earned two degrees from the College of Engineering at Boston University.

“Throughout my career, I have been involved with tutoring students and taught at Forsyth Community College. For the past several years, I have been a substitute teacher in the Davie County School System. I feel I am well qualified to be an advocate for the students, parents and teachers of Davie County.”

He joins Republicans Clint Junker, Lori Sluder Smith and Dwight C. Goodman for one of the three nominations to be decided in the May primary. Democrat Vicky M. Moore and independent Barbara Owens also filed and should appear on the November ballot.

Williams, a Vietnam veteran of Mocksville, will join Republicans James Blakley, Benita Finney, John H. Ferguson and Robert Wisecarver in the May primary. Since no Democrats filed, the winners will likely be elected in November.

“I want to see if I can solve some problems and make the county a better place to live,”
Williams said. “I want to help the school system.”