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Here are candidate filings with three days to go

With three days to go before filing ends, competitive races are taking shape for the Henderson County School Board, state House and Senate seats and the 11th Congressional District but not for the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, where incumbent Charlie Messer is seeking a sixth term and newcomer David Hill has filed for an open seat.


The School Board race, which had drawn only three candidates for four seats until this week, had five candidates by Tuesday. Newly filed candidates are Robert Bridges, a retired teacher; and Walter Doughty, joining Florence Allbaugh of Etowah and incumbents Michael Absher and Blair Craven. Incumbents Rick Wood and Mary Louise Corn are retiring.

Here are candidates who had filed by mid-day Tuesday:
Henderson County School Board: Michael Absher, Blair Craven, Florence Allbaugh, Robert Bridges, Walter Doughty, Stacey Caskey.
Board of Commissioners: District 2, Charlie Messer, R; District 5, David Hill, R.
Clerk of Superior Court: Tyler Ray, R.
N.C. Senate District 48: Chuck Edwards, R; Brian Caskey, D; Najah Underwood, D; Cristal Figueroa, D.
N.C. House District 113: Jake Johnson, R; Sam Edney, D.
N.C. House District 117: Tim Moffitt, R; Dennis Justice, R; Josh Remillard, D.
11th Congressional District: Gina Collias, D; Steve Woodsmall, D; Moe Davis, D; Tamara Lynn Zwinak, Green Party.
Superior Court judge: Peter Knight, R.
District Court judges: T. McAvoy “Mack” Brittain, R; Mack McKeller, D; Emily Cowan, R; Kim Gasperson-Justice, R.