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Filing closes for Board of Education seats

Staff report

Filing for seats on Lincoln County’s Board of Education closed at noon on Monday.
Denver resident Todd Wulfhorst filed Friday, seeking the District 5 seat this fall. Wulfhorst came in third during the three-way race between incumbent Mark Mullen and Joan Avery in 2012. However, for this election, Wulfhorst has filed for the seat currently held by board member Bob Silver. Last month, Silver announced that he would not seek re-election.
Avery, who lost her seat representing District 2 in 2010, filed Thursday to oppose the District 2 incumbent Clayton Mullis. In 2012, Avery ran for one of the at-large seats, but lost to Mullen.
Incumbent and board chair Candy Burgin is also facing competition this election season for her at-large seat.
Lincolnton resident Clarissa Metts filed June 3 to run against Burgin for the position. Metts currently runs the bookstore at Gaston College’s Lincoln campus.
At this time, Becky Reavis and incumbent Terry Turbyfill are the only candidates that have filed to run for a seat as a Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor. Two of the seats are up for election this year. The deadline to file for one of the Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor seats is before noon on July 7.

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