Candidate watch: Who is filing in Eastern North Carolina for the 2022 election

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Local polling stations are busy with campaign signs, campaign workers and voters supporting their favorite candidates for office on primary election day in New Bern, N.C., March 3, 2020. [Gray Whitley / Sun Journal Staff]
Local polling stations are busy with campaign signs, campaign workers and voters supporting their favorite candidates for office on primary election day in New Bern, N.C., March 3, 2020. [Gray Whitley / Sun Journal Staff]

A whiplash decision came from the North Carolina Court of Appeals late Monday night by a three-judge panel who denied a lawsuit brought on by the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters.

The court originally ordered a pause in filing for North Carolina's congressional and state legislative seats 20 minutes before the start of the 2022 election filing period due to the suit claiming the state's new redistricting maps were unconstitutional.

With the denial of the suit, potential candidates were free to file beginning Tuesday morning and have done so throughout Eastern North Carolina.

Along with filing for next year's local county and municipal elections, here is the current list of candidates who have filed as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.

More: Craven County representatives unable to file with local elected officials on opening day

  • State Senator Jim Perry (R) filed to run for N.C. Senate District 3 (Lenoir, Craven, and Pamlico

  • NC House Rep. Chris Humphrey (R) filed to run for House District 12 (Jones, Lenoir)

  • Brent Jackson (R) running for NC Senate District 9 (Jones County)

  • NC House Rep. Keith Kidwell (R) running for NC House District 79 (Pamlico)

Craven County candidates who have filed

Craven County Board of Commissioners

  • Tom Mark (R) District 1

  • Jason R. Jones (R) District 2

  • E T Mitchell (R) District 4

  • Theron McCabe (D) District 5

  • Milly Acevedo (D) District 5

  • Chadwick Howard (R) District 6

  • Denny Bucher (R) District 7

Craven County Board of Education

  • Scott Murphy (R) District 2

  • Michael A. Genovese (R) District 4

Craven County Clerk of Superior Court

  • Terri W. Sharp (D)

  • Lexanne Huffman (R)

Craven County Sheriff

  • Chip Hughes (R)

New Bern Mayor

  • Maxwell D. Oglesby

New Bern Board of Aldermen

  • Sabrina Bengel (Ward 1)

  • Jameesha Harris (Ward 2)

  • Jennell Reddick (Ward 2)

  • Bobby Aster (Ward 3)

  • Johnnie Ray Kinsey (Ward 4)

  • Travis Oakley (Ward 6)

  • Bob Brinson (Ward 6)

Jones County candidates who have filed

Jones County District Attorney

  • Kevin Kiernan (R)

Jones County Board of Commissioner

  • Charlie Dunn, Jr (D) District 1

  • April Philyaw Aycock (R) District 3

Jones County Board of Education

  • Debbie Philyaw (R)

  • Myron P Meadows (D)

Jones County Clerk of Superior Court

  • Chris Henderson (D)

Jones County Sheriff

  • Matthew Wineman (R)

  • Carl Baugus (R)

Pamlico County candidates who have filed

Pamlico County Board of Commissioners

  • Kari Forrest (R) at-large

  • Doug Brinson (R) at-large

Pamlico County Clerk of Superior Court

  • Steven E. Hollowell (D)

Pamlico County Sheriff

  • Jason Hannah (D)

Pamlico County Board of Education

  • Erik Smith (at-large)

  • Jamie D. Gibbs (at-large)

  • Aaron Caroon (at-large)

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