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First Democrat files for county commissioner


The first Democrat, Anthony Pierce, has filed for one of two seats on the Alamance County board of commissioners.

Pierce was a candidate in 2020, as well, but did not make it past the March primary, when Democrats chose three other candidates to carry their banner: Kristen Powers, Bob Byrd, and Dreama Caldwell.  All three were defeated by their Republican opponents in November.

Pierce, now 43, was the fourth-place finisher in the March primary among five candidates on the primary ballot.

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Ironically, perhaps, the current, all-Republican board of county commissioners appointed Pierce to the county’s planning board last year.

Republicans filing thus far are: incumbents Steve Carter, first elected in 2018,  and Craig Turner, who was appointed last year to finish the term of Amy Galey who was elected to the state senate in 2020; Robert Turner; and Rudy Cartassi.

The Republicans will face off in a May 17 primary election to cut the field to the top two who will face off with the top two Democrats in November.

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