A number of candidates waited until the last minute to file on Friday. A number of races for county and state offices will be contested in 2020.
Here is a rundown of some of those local races:
Johnston County Board of Commissioners – District 1
Incumbent Republican commissioner Jeff Carver of Clayton is retiring and did not seek another term. Republicans Fred Smith and Michelle Pace Davis, both of Clayton, have filed for the seat. Democrat Justin David King of Clayton is also running.
Johnston County Board of Commissioners – District 2
Incumbent Commissioner Chairman Ted Godwin of Selma, a Republican, is being challenged for a second time by Democrat Wendy Ella May of Micro. May, a Democrat, ran unsuccessfully against Godwin in 2016. May filed Friday morning.
Johnston County Board of Commissioners – District 4
Incumbent Republican Commissioner Larry Wood of Benson, seeking his second term, is being challenged by Democratic candidate Alan Lamont of Angier.
Johnston County Board of Commissioners – District 6
Friday morning, Dr. Gettys Cohen Jr. of Smithfield, a Democrat filed for the seat currently held by Republican incumbent Tony Braswell of Pine Level. Two Republicans are also challenging Commissioner Braswell. They are Mike Powell of Smithfield and former Commissioner Lee Jackson of Smithfield.
NC Senate – District 10
Incumbent Republican NC Senator Brent Jackson of Autryville is being challenged by Democrat Vernon R. Moore of Warsaw.
NC Senate – District 11
State Senator Rick Horner is not seeking re-election in 2020. Republicans Patrick Harris of Smithfield, Lisa Stone Barnes of Spring Hope and Dennis Nielsen of Middlesex have filed for the seat. Democratic candidates include Allen Wellons of Smithfield and Albert R. Pacer of Zebulon.
NC House – District 26
Incumbent Republican NC House Representative Donna White of Clayton has one Republican challenger, Justin Tate of Selma. Democratic Linda Bennett of Zebulon is also running for the seat.
NC House – District 28
Incumbent Republican NC House Representative Larry Strickland of Pine Level doesn’t have any Republican opposition, however, Democrat Corey Stephens of Benson filed for the seat on Friday just before the Noon deadline.
District Court Judge – District 11
Seat 4 – Johnston County Seat
Judge Jason Coats of Four Oaks, who was appointed to the seat earlier this year, has no opposition for election.
Seat 5 – Harnett County Seat
Judge Resson Faircloth of Erwin has no opposition for re-election.
Seat 6 – Johnston County Seat
Judge Paul Holcombe of Clayton has no opposition for re-election to a fourth term in office.
Seat 7 – Johnston County Seat
Retiring Chief District Court Judge Jackie Lee is not seeking re-election. Terry Rose of Smithfield and Charlene Nelson of Clayton have both filed for the judicial office.
Seat 8 – Lee County Seat
Incumbent Judge Jimmy Love Jr. of Sanford has no opposition for re-election.
Seat 9 – Johnston County Seat
Incumbent Judge Frank Wood of Benson has no opposition for re-election.
Seat 10 – Johnston County Seat
Incumbent Judge Mary Howard Wells of Clayton has no opposition for re-election.
Seat 11 – Harnett County Seat
Incumbent Judge O. Henry Willis of Dunn has no opposition for re-election.
US House – District 7
Incumbent Republican Congressman David Rouzer has opposition from Republican candidate Peter D’Abrosca of Wilimington and three Democrats, Mark Judson of Apex, Christopher Ward of Tabor City, and Robert Color of Wilmington.