Staley officially joins sheriff’s race

Published 5:41 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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Jimmy Staley made it official last week as he filed to seek the office of Davie County Sheriff, joining incumbent J.D. Hartman and challenger Mark S. Howell in the primary on Tuesday, May 17. All are Republicans.

Staley is an N.C. Highway Patrol officer, Hartman is the current sheriff, and Howell is a retired chief deputy with the local sheriff’s office.

Filing for local and state offices ends at noon on Friday, March 4 at the Davie Board of Elections, 161 Poplar St., Mocksville (lower level, back entrance to Brock center).

In the race for three seats on the Davie County Board of Education, early filer Con Shelton was joined by Marie Helms, Timothy L. Brinkley and Jay Weaver. All are Republicans. The seats are now held by incumbents Clint Junker, David Carroll and Lori Smith.

In the race for two county commissioner seats, Duane Vestal was joined by incumbents Benita Finney and James V. Blakley, and by Brent Shoaf. All are Republicans.

Jason Lawrence, Sonja Spry and Andrew C. Brock have filed for the Republican nomination for clerk of court.