Five file on last day

Jul. 20, 2013 @ 03:08 PM

Five candidates filed for office on the last day of filing for municipal elections.

Two — Jonathan Rogers and Douglas “Ned” Sanders — bring the total running for four seats on the Lenoir City Council to eight candidates, including three incumbents. Lewis Price did not file for re-election.

“I think I’ve spent enough time in local government, about 60 years,” Price said, “and I’m about tired of it.”

Rogers, 44, works for Google, but also served 17 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including two tours to Iraq and Somalia. This is his first run for elected office.

Sanders, 70, is retired. This is his first run for elected office.

Two new candidates added their names to the list of candidates running for four seats, including three incumbents, on the Granite Falls Town Council. Max McRary is not seeking re-election. 

Marshall Davis Hiatt, 66, is a retiree who is running for elected office for the first time.

Also running for Granite Falls Town Council is 31-year-old Marc Church, a lifelong Granite Falls resident who works for UPS.

Filing Friday for Sawmills Town Council was former council member Gerelene Blevins, a housewife who served three four-year terms from 1999-2011. Incumbents Donnie Potter and Joe Wesson are running for re-election.