Kinney files for commission seat

Feb. 22, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

A second Democrat entered the campaign for Lee County’s District 4 Commission seat Friday.

Leverne Kinney, a civilian employee in the department of public works at Fort Bragg, said this was his first venture into public office and wanted to make a change.

“I have always been interested in public service,” he said.

Declining to speak about his priorities if he were elected, Kinney said he intends to focus on establishing his campaign.

Larry “Doc” Oldham, a former Republican Lee County Commissioner, has also filed as a Democrat for the District 4 seat. The seat is now held by Commissioner Jim Womack, who has not publicly announced whether he will seek re-election.

Filing continues until noon Friday at the Lee County Board of Elections office, located at 225 S. Steele St.

Lee County filings to date include:

• Tracy Carter, Republican, for Lee County Sheriff.

• Timothy Sloan, Democrat, for the Lee County Board of Commissioners District 2 seat.

• Susie Thomas for the Lee County Clerk of Superior Court.

• Larry “Doc” Oldham, Democrat, for the Lee County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat.

• Richard Hayes, Democrat, for one of three Lee County Board of Education seats.

• Justin Rosser, Democrat, for Lee County Sheriff.

• Sandra Bowen, Republican, for one of three Lee County Board of Education seats.

• Christine Curkendall, Republican, for one of three Lee County Board of Education seats.

• David Schau, Republican, for one of three Lee County Board of Education seats.

• Shawn Williams, Democrat, for one of three Lee County Board of Education seats.

• Ophelia Livingston, Democrat, for one of three Lee County Board of Education seats.

• Robert Reives Sr., Democrat, for the Lee County Board of Commissioners District 1 seat.

• Robert Reives II, Democrat, for N.C. House District 54 seat.

• Leverne Kinney, Democrat, for the Lee County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat.