Marcum Among Last-Minute Filers Wednesday
John Marcum, of Pinehurst, filed as a Republican candidate for state Senate Wednesday morning.
He was one of three candidates who threw their hats into the ring before the filing period ended at noon.
John Marcum has made two unsuccesful runs for Pinehurst mayor. His filing sets up a three-way May GOP primary with Tommy Davis, of Aberdeen, and incumbent state Rep. Jerry Tillman, of Asheboro.
Moore County has been moved from the 22nd Senate District, which is now represented by Sen. Harris Blake, to the 29th District. Blake, a Pinehurst Republican, is not seeking re-election. The 29th District includes all of Moore County and most of Randolph County.
Also this morning, Ben Cameron, of Cameron, filed to oppose incumbent Lorna Clack for the District 1 one seat on the school board. Shelia Bloodworth filed to run against incumbent Bruce Cunningham for the District 5 seat.
Incumbents Kathy Farren (District 2) and Laura Lang (District 4) are running unopposed for re-election. There are eight seats on the nonpartisan board.
In other county races, incumbent Republican County Commissioner Nick Picerno faces a challenge from Democrat Ellen Marcus. Randy Saunders, a Republican from Whispering Pines, is running unopposed for the seat held by Tim Lea, who is not seeking re-election.
Republican state Rep. Jamie Boles, whose 52nd District includes most of Moore County, is running unopposed for re-election to a third term.
The Deep River-High Falls-Ritter precinct and portions of the Robbins and Westmoore precincts are now in the 78th District, which represented by Republican Rep. Harold Brubaker, of Asheboro. He is running unopposed for re-election.
In another statewide race, former state Rep. Richard Morgan, of Eagle Springs, filed Tuesday as a Republican candidate for state insurance commissioner. Republicans Mike Causey, of Greensboro, and James McCall, of Mooresville, have also filed for the post. The primary contest winner will face Democratic incumbent Wayne Goodwin.
Two candidates from Moore County have filed for the 2nd Congressional District. Democrat Steve Wilkins, of Southern Pines, filed this week. He is one of two Democrats and three Republicans hoping to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, who is seeking re-election. Clement F. Munno filed earlier as a
The other candidates are Democrat Toni Morris, of Fayetteville; and Republicans Sonya Holmes, of Broadway in Lee County, and Richard Speer, of Fayetteville.
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