LAURINBURG — It was a slow day at the Scotland County Board of Elections on Thursday, as just one candidate filed paperwork to run for elected office in the March 2020 primary election.
Gary Mauk tossed his hat into the ring for a Scotland County Board of Education seat out of Stewartsville Township. It is a nonpartisan contest.
So far, a total of 12 have filed for the primary. Along with Mauk, the other 11 are:
— Mollie Flowers filed for a Board of Commissioners seat out of Laurel Hill Township as a challenger. She is a Democrat.
— Board of Education incumbent Carolyn Banks filed for re-election to her at-large seat in the nonpartisan contest.
— Clarence McPhatter filed for a Scotland County Board of Commissioners seat out of Stewartsville Township.
— John T. Alford, an incumbent county commissioner out of Laurel Hill Township.
— Whit Gibson, an incumbent county commissioner at-large.
— Garland Pierce, Democrat, incumbent for State House District 48 representative.
— Bo Frizzell, Republican, for Scotland County commissioner at-large.
— Robert “Bob” Davis, incumbent Democrat, for Scotland County commissioner in Williamson Township.
— Jeffrey Shelley, Democrat, Scotland County commissioner in Williamson Township.
— L. Page Pratt III, incumbent Democrat, Scotland County Register of Deeds.
— Lester Brigman Jr., Board of Education in– Stewartsville Township.
The filing period for the 2020 primary will run through Dec. 20 at noon. The primary election will be held March 3.
The 2020 primary election will be the first election to require voters to show a valid ID. Those include NC drivers license or non-operator ID; drivers license or non-operator ID from another state; approved college or university student ID; military ID card or veterans ID card; NC voter ID card; Tribal enrollment card; approved state or local government or charter school employee ID; and a valid US passport.
W. Curt Vincent can be reached at 910-506-3023 or [email protected]