ROCKINGHAM — Only one local candidate filed for the 2024 election on Tuesday.
According to the Richmond County Board of Elections, Ronald Tillman stopped by to try to retain his seat on the Richmond County Board of Education.
The seats held by Tillman, Jerry Ethridge and Chairman Wiley Mabe are all up for reelection next year.
In the 2020 election, Tillman led the pack with 27.64% of the vote.
Ethridge filed on Monday, as did newcomer Michael Veach.
Records from the N.C. State Board of Elections show Jimmy Self, of Aberdeen, has filed to run as a Democrat against Rep. Ben Moss, R-Richmond, for the N.C. House District 52 seat.
Moss, who is running for his third term, filed on Monday.
Sen. Dave Craven, R-Randoph, whose district includes Richmond County, has filed and is so far unopposed.
Although four Republicans have announced plans to run for North Carolina’s U.S. House District 8, no candidates have yet to file.
Congressman Dan Bishop, who initially won the seat in a special election, has said he will be vacating the seat to run for Attorney General. However, as of the most recent update to state BOE records, no one has filed for that race.
The Rev. Mark Harris, of Mecklenburg County, announced his intent to run again in September, and Union County businessman Allan Baucom has also indicated plans to run for the seat.
Other congressional hopefuls include:
- Leigh Brown, a realtor, motivational speaker and author from Harrisburg (Cabarrus County)
- Don Brown, a former U.S. Navy JAG officer, constitutional attorney and author, who has appeared on several Fox News programs
Both Browns are graduates of UNC-Chapel Hill, according to their campaign bios.
The RO is not aware of any Democrats who have announced plans to run for the seat.
In addition to the Republican and Democratic parties, the N.C. State Board of Elections also recognizes the Libertarian and Green parties.
Filing closes at noon on Dec. 15.