‘Tis the season: For politics, that is; three file for local offices

Published 1:50 pm Tuesday, December 5, 2023

By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

If the holidays aren’t busy enough, it’s also election season in Davie County.

At least it’s the season to file for local offices.

On opening day on Monday, three political newcomers filed for office – two for county commissioner and one for the board of education.

Michael Butero of S. Main Street Mocksville and Dustin Smith of Fallingcreek Drive, Advance, each filed for one of three seats to be available on the Davie County Board of Commissioners. Both are Republicans.

Seats up for election on that board are held by Mark Jones, Richard Poindexter and Terry Renegar.

Jeff Jones of Advance, also a Republican, filed for a seat on the education board. Four seats – held by Paul Drechsler, Wendy Horne, Dub Potts and Cammie Webb – are up for election in that race.

Filing ends at noon on Friday, Dec. 15.

A primary election is scheduled for March 5 to pick candidates for the general election in November.

Filings must be made at the Davie Board of Elections office at 161 Poplar St., Mocksville (lower, back of Brock building). Fees: 30th State Senate District, 77th State House District, $139.51; Davie Register of Deeds, $580; Davie Commissioner, $68; and Davie School Board, $36, all payable to the Davie Board of Elections.

Any changes in registration must be made by Feb. 9. Early voting begins Feb. 15. A photo ID will be required. Call 336-753-6072 with questions.