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Filing for Board of Education closes



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Filing concluded Monday for candidates running for the newly redistricted Lincoln County Board of Education in November, and 10 contenders will be vying for four seats on the seven-member board.

All seats are being contested and three candidates will be on the ballot for two of the seats.

Asked about how those races will work in case the vote is split somewhat evenly, Board of Elections Director Bill Beam pointed to state statutes governing nonpartisan races, which indicate that the candidate with the most votes will be the winner, even if they have less than the 40 percent mark usually required in partisan contests.

One incumbent, at-large board member Kelly Childress, did not file for re-election, ensuring at least one newcomer on the board.

Candidates for Board of Education are as follows:


At-large seat

Mark Mullen, a Lincolnton Republican

Joan Avery, a Crouse Democrat

Todd Wulfhorst, a Denver Republican


District 1 seat

Nolan Nance, a Vale Republican

Tommy Houser, a Vale Democrat

Cathy Davis, a Vale Republican


District 3 seat

Anita McCall, a Lincolnton Republican

Edward “Ed” Hatley, a Lincolnton Democrat


District 4 seat

Tony Jenkins, an Iron Station Republican

George Dellinger, an Iron Station Republican


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