Local election filing period ends Friday

11 hopefuls enter races for Sanford, Broadway
Jul. 18, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Area residents interested in public service have precious few hours to enter the political fray.

Filing for the Sanford and Broadway municipal elections ends at noon Friday, with nearly a dozen citizens already committed to the campaign.

In Sanford, the mayoral seat, one at-large seat and seats for Ward 1 and 3 are up for grabs, while four seats, three carrying a four-year term and one a two-year term, are open on the Broadway Board of Commissioners.

The following candidates have filed:

Sanford Municipal Election

* Mayor: Chet Mann and incumbent Cornelia Olive

* Council Member Ward 1: Incumbent Samuel Gaskins

* Council Member Ward 3: Incumbent James "J.D." Williams

* Council Member at Large: Incumbent L.I. "Poly" Cohen and Chas Post

Broadway Municipal Election

* Three Town Commissioner Seats (4-year term): Incumbents Thomas Beal and Jim Davis, Janet Harrington and Betty Sauls.

* Town Commissioner (2-year term): Woody Beale

Early voting for the Sept. 10 primary — which will include Sanford's $14.5 million bond referendums — begins Aug. 22 and will end Sept. 7. The general election is scheduled for Nov. 5.