The last morning – actually, the last hour – of filing for political office for the 2022 elections brought out a Democratic challenger to Alamance County’s long-time Republican sheriff Terry Johnson. Johnson, first elected in 2002, had run unopposed in his last two times on the ballot, in 2018 and 2014.
Kelly T. White, 2405 Grand Oaks Boulevard, Burlington, who serves as the deputy chief
of the Winston-Salem State University campus police, filed Monday after 11:00 a.m. Filing closed at 12:00 noon.
Asked by a reporter while he was at the board of elections how long he had lived in Alamance County, White refused to answer. North Carolina voting records indicate that he had resided and voted in Guilford County between 2010 to 2020, apparently moving to Alamance County sometime after the 2020 election.
School board: six seek three seats
Since filing reopened last Thursday, more candidates lined up for ABSS school board. Three seats are on the ballot for November.
The race has six candidates: Chuck Marsh, who filed during the earlier filing period in December; former state representative and county commissioner Dan Ingle; newcomer Charles Parker of Mebane; Seneca Rogers, an unsuccessful candidate from 2020; Leonard Harrison, 3161 Fieldstone Lane, Mebane, who filed Wednesday afternoon; and Avery Wagoner of Burlington, who filed Thursday.
There were no additional candidates on Friday morning, and none of the three incumbents – Wayne Beam, Allison Gant, or Tony Rose – filed for reelection.
Rogers was the fifth-place finisher (among 11 candidates) in the school board race in 2020 when four seats were on the ballot.
Editor’s Note: Check back for more information on other local races, some of which are dependent on the North Carolina Board of Elections in Raleigh.