Two incumbents file for office
Two more incumbents have filed for the upcoming November municipal elections.
On Monday, current Ellenboro alderman Michael G. Jennings and Bostic councilman Billy Lattimore both filed their election paperwork with the county Board of Elections.
On Friday, Kimberly D. Lawson and Allan “Bunt” Black filed for the Ellenboro Town Council.
Lawson is currently filling the unexpired term of John Morrow, whose term will expire in November while Black is an incumbent.
Lee Allen and Mike Rhyne have also filed for re-election, meaning all Ellenboro incumbents have filed for re-election.
Last week, Mary Ann Dotson-Silvey, Lake Lure, Brett Hooper of Spindale, Bruce Godzik of Chimney Rock, Steven Webber of Lake Lure and Mike Hollifield of Bostic filed for office.
Godzik, Hopper and Webber filed for their first terms of office.
Mayors Don Baynard (Ruth), Mickey Bland (Spindale), Jimmy Dancy (Rutherfordton), Bob Keith (Lake Lure) and Dennis Tarlton (Forest City) met at the Board of Elections on Old Fairground Road in Spindale at noon to file for re-election together on opening day of municipal filing.
Other town council members filing for re-election included Stanley Clements and Terry Cobb of Rutherfordton, Steve Holland and Shawn Moore of Forest City, Mike Ellenburg and Chris Adkins of Ruth and John Moore of Lake Lure.
As of Monday there were still some incumbents who had not filed for re-election.
They included: Bostic Mayor Mitch Harrill; Bostic commissioner Rodger Hall; Chimney Rock Village Council members Frank Campbell and Robert Wald; and Spindale commissioners Tommy Hardin and Ed Searcy.
Filing for the municipal election closes at 12 p.m. Friday at the Board of Elections office. The municipal election is Tuesday, Nov. 5