Filing numbers low for town offices; it ends Friday at noon

Published 9:49 am Thursday, July 20, 2023

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An incumbent town board member has filed for reelection in Mocksville, two more for the Bermuda Run council, and as of Monday, no candidates have filed for office in Cooleemee.

Justin Draughn was the first candidate to file in Mocksville, seeking his second term on the town board. The seat held by Rob Taylor, and the mayor’s office, held by Will Marklin, are also up for re-election.

David Gilpin and Jeff Tedder joined Rod Guthrie in the race for two seats on the Bermuda Run Town Council, seats held by Heather Coleman and Curtis Capps. Mike Brannon filed for the office of mayor, currently held by Rick Cross.

In Cooleemee, no candidates have filed for the office of mayor or town board. Seats held by Mayor Jessica Almond and board members Jeannie Taylor and Christopher Fleming are up for election.

Filing ends at noon on Friday, July 21. The fee is $5 and filing is at the Davie Board of Elections office at 161 Poplar St. (parking in back of Brock complex.).