Municipal Elections Filing Period Opens

JOHNSTON COUNTY – The filing period for the 2023 Municipal Elections in Johnston County opened today (Friday) at Noon.

Several candidates were waiting at the Johnston County Board of Elections Office to file as soon as the filing period opened.

Smithfield Town Councilman Steve Rabil was the first to file for office. Councilman Rabil was first elected to his At-Large council seat in 2015. He is seeking his third term.

Smithfield Town Councilman Marlon Lee filed for Smithfield Mayor. Mr. Lee will challenge incumbent Mayor Andy Moore who plans to file later today.

Selma Mayor Byron McAllister, Princeton Mayor Don Rains, and Pine Level Mayor Jeff Holt filed for new terms in office. Mayor Holt is seeking his tenth and final two-year term as Pine Level Mayor. Mayor Rains is seeking his 11th term as mayor.

Pine Level Commissioners Phil Pittman and Bill Radford both filed for reelection.

Newcomer Thomas Garner filed for Pine Level Mayor and will challenge incumbent Mayor Jeff Holt.

Commissioner Walter Marin filed for reelection to the Princeton Town Council.

Commissioner Avery Everett filed for reelection to the Clayton Town Council.

Doris Wallace filed for one of three At-Large seats open this year on the Smithfield Town Council.

The filing period will remain open until Friday, July 21, 2023 at Noon.

This story has been updated


  1. If you’re happy with the way things are going, keep voting the same-old-same. #VoteOutIncumbents #ReapWhatYouVote

  2. It’s time for a new mayor in Smithfield. Also let’s vote in me councilman in Smithfield. Mr. Lee is the mayor we need around here.

  3. Nobody cares more about the prosperity of all people in Smithfield than councilman Marlon Lee. He is a true servant of the community and it would be an honor to have him as the Mayor of Smithfield.

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