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Rockingham County candidates finish filing for 2014 election

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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014 1:21 pm

Just before the filing period ended for the 2014 Election many Rockingham County candidates made it to the board of elections office.

Candidates for Rockingham County Board of Commissioners include incumbents Keith “Zero” Mabe and Craig Travis, both running on the Republican ticket. Former Madison Mayor Mickey Silvers also plans to run as a Republican.

On the Democratic ticket entrepreneur Tim Robertson and attorney Eugene Russell both filed.

Incumbent Sheriff Sam Page now has competition in his bailiff John Ferrell, who filed to run against him.

Page runs as a Republican and Ferrell filed as a Democrat.

Dan Bailey filed to run against incumbent Mark Pegram for his seat as Rockingham County Clerk of Court.

Bailey filed as a Republican and Pegram filed as a Democrat.

District Court Judge Fred Wilkins now has competition for his seat after Assistant District Attorney Chris Freeman filed to run on Friday.

Attorneys Christine Strader and Wayne Hollowell both filed to run for District Court Judge Stan Allen’s seat.

Allen filed to run for Superior Court Judge Richard Stone’s seat after he announced his retirement. Superior Court Judge Ed Wilson also filed to run as an incumbent.

Assistant District Attorney Melanie Bridge and attorney Craig Blitzer both filed as Republicans running for Rockingham County District Attorney.

This seat became open after the current District Attorney Phil Berger Jr. announced his run for the 6th District Congressional seat.

Joining Berger, who filed as a Republican, are Rockingham County-based Charlie Sutherland, former Greensboro-area Associate Pastor Mark Walker, Greensboro City Councilman Zack Matheny, former banker Bruce VonCannon, financial adviser Don Webb, Guildford County Commissioner Jeff Phillips, Greensboro-based attorney Kenneth Kopf, N.C. Department of Transportation official Mike Causey all run on the Republican ticket.

Attorney Laura Fjeld and Guildford County Commissioner Bruce Davis battle for the seat running on the Democratic ticket.

Senate President Pro tem Phil Berger Sr. filed as an incumbent on the Republican ticket.

Local entrepreneur William Osborne filed to run against Berger on the Democratic ticket.

Representative Bryan Holloway runs unopposed.

Representative Bert Jones, a Republican, now has opposition from local day care owner Elretha Perkins who filed as a Democrat.

Filing for U.S. Senate includes incumbent Kay Hagan, Greenville-based Ernest Reeves and Pender County-based Will Stewart Jr., who also filed Monday to run on the Democratic ticket.

Running on the Republican ticket House Speaker Thom Tillis, Charlotte Pastor Mark Harris, physician Greg Brannon, nurse practitioner Heather Grant, Icard-based Alex Lee Bradshaw, retired physician Edward Kryn, attorney Jim Snyder and former Shelby Mayor Ted Alexander also filed.

Filing ended at noon on Friday, Feb. 28.

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