Second Candidate Files For Smithfield Mayor

Smithfield Mayor Pro Tem Andy Moore will have opposition in his bid for Smithfield Mayor.

Moore, who has served four terms on the town board, filed Monday for the mayor’s seat being vacated by John Lampe who announced he would not seek a second term.

On Tuesday, Jim Snyder of Davis Street, filed for the mayor’s seat.  Snyder told WTSB News this was his first time running for political office.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Snyder has lived in Smithfield for the past 32 years and recently retired from the Short Journey Retreat Center.  Snyder said he is concerned about Smithfield’s infrastructure and says there has been a lot of talk but no decision making by local elected leaders.  “Everybody seems to want to do something,” Snyder said Tuesday. “I’m thinking I can move the town forward.”

On Wednesday, Charles Snyder from Shady Lane Drive, filed for a seat on the Smithfield Town Council. He joins incumbents Charles A. Williams and Emery Ashley who are both seeking a second term. Three seats are up for election on the Smithfield Town Board. 

In Princeton, seven term incumbent Mayor Donald B. Rains filed Wednesday for another term. 

District 2 Benson Commissioner John Bonner filed for his third term on Wednesday. 

Clayton town commissioner R.S. “Butch” Later Jr. filed for another term on the city council. 

And in Pine Level, Greg Baker filed Wednesday for re-election.  Baker has been on the town board since 2013.