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4 SEASONS POLITICS: Whitmire wants partisan School Board elections

Transylvania School Board elections could become partisan

School Board elections in Transylvania County would become partisan contests starting in 2018 under a bill state Rep. Chris Whitmire filed.
Whitmire, a second-term Republican, served as School Board chairman before his election to the House in 2012.
“Many have requested this for quite some time since this election generally takes a partisan appearance with the major parties backing their candidates and voters often left wondering which candidates are aligned with conservative or liberal views,” he said. “If HB 1133 is enacted, much of the confusion will be resolved.”

Early voting under way

Early voting in Henderson County for the June 7 primary starts on Thursday, May 26, and will be held at the county Board of Elections office at 75 East Central Street off Spartanburg Highway. Early voting ends Saturday, June 4.
Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. The office will be closed on Memorial Day.
Democrats will choose between 11th Congressional District candidates Tom Hill of Zirconia and Rick Bryson of Bryson City. The winner faces incumbent Rep. Mark Meadows.
All voters will choose in the nonpartisan N.C. Supreme Court race. Candidates are Michael R. (Mike) Morgan, Daniel Robertson, incumbent Robert H. (Bob) Edmunds and Sabra Jean Faires,