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Incumbents, commissioner challengers, judicial candidates first to file for 2024

Alamance County’s incumbent state legislative delegation – state senator Amy Galey, and state representatives Steve Ross and Dennis Riddell, all Republicans – were among the first to file for re-election when the board of elections began accepting nominations on Monday at noon.

Also filing was Register of Deeds David Barber, who is seeking re-election to the post.

Among other candidates filing were Ed Priola, a Republican seeking to serve on the county’s board of commissioners, and Pam Thompson, one of three incumbent Republican members of the board of commissioners.

Also filing was first-time candidate Chris Smith, a Democrat from Mebane, who is seeking one of the three seats on the board of commissioners.

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One newcomer, two district court judges file for re-election in Raleigh
Also filing for office on Monday was Meredith Edwards, who currently serves as the county’s clerk of superior court. Edwards, a Republican, is seeking the district court judgeship that was created by the General Assembly as a part of the 2023-2024 budget, which calls for the first filling of the post to be through the general election in November 2024.

The only election activity on Tuesday, the second day of filing for 2024 elections, was that two incumbent district court judges – Kathryn Whitaker “Katie” Overby and Larry Brown, Jr. – filed for re-election.

Overby was appointed to the court in 2011 by then-Governor Beverly Perdue. She won election in 2012 and was re-elected in 2016 and 2020 without opposition.

Brown had been appointed in 2017 by Governor Roy Cooper, first winning election unopposed in 2020.

Both Overby and Brown are Democrats; they registered in Raleigh.

Two other seats will be on the 2024 ballot: the seat vacated Friday by district court judge Rick Champion, who is the county’s only Republican district court judge; and a newly-created fifth district court judgeship for which Edwards has filed.

The county’s fourth district court judge, chief judge Bradley Reid Allen, Sr., is not up for re-election again until 2026.

No new filings were reported on Wednesday.

The two-week election filing period continues through noon on Friday, December 15.

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