Two incumbents file for local elections
Tuesday was a slower day in filing for municipal elections. Only two incumbents filed.
Below are the candidates who filed:
• Frank Mackie for Granite Falls Town Council. Mackie is retired and was first elected in 1981.
• Cheryl Pritchard for Cajah’s Mountain Town Council. Pritchard is a teacher at Lower Creek Elementary School and was appointed to a seat left vacant by Jerry Woods. She is running to serve the remainder of that term, which expires in 2015.
The filing period ends at noon July 19. Candidates can file at the Caldwell County Board of Elections office in the Alden E. Starnes Administration Building in downtown Lenoir. The filing fee is $5 and should be paid in cash. Candidates for mayor or council must be residents of the municipality in which they are running.