Two to vie for mayor, four for commissioner, in Mount Gilead

130705_Vote_ButtonThe slate is set for this fall’s local municipal elections. Filing closed Fri., Jul. 17, at 12 noon.

Mount Gilead Mayor Earl Poplin is not seeking reelection, and two candidates will be vying for the seat. Chip Miller is a 1973 graduate of N.C. State University and has been with Jordan Lumber and its associated companies since 1981. Brooke Crump is a member of the class of 2014 at Charlotte School of Law.

On the town’s Board of Commissioners, Paula Covington and Vera Richardson have both filed to run for reelection. They will be challenged by former mayor Patty Almond and by Mitch Taylor, who worked with BB&T before become finance director for Montgomery County Schools.

From the Montgomery County Board of Elections, here is the full filing report:

TOWN OF BISCOE MAYOR
James E. (Jimmy) Blake
Eddie Reynolds

TOWN OF BISCOE TOWN COMMISSIONER
C. Jerry Smith
John Beard

TOWN OF CANDOR TOWN COMMISSIONER
Jerry L. Brewer
David Kellis

TOWN OF MOUNT GILEAD MAYOR
Chip Miller
Brooke Crump

TOWN OF MOUNT GILEAD TOWN COMMISSIONER
Mitch Taylor
Patty Almond
Paula Little Covington
Vera Collins Richardson

TOWN OF STAR MAYOR
Mary Hughes O’Brien

TOWN OF STAR TOWN COMMISSIONER
Eddie Bernard

TOWN OF TROY MAYOR
Roy Maness

TOWN OF TROY TOWN COMMISSIONER
Damon Prince
Wallace Jones

Election day is Tue., Nov. 3.

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