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The candidate filing period for the November municipal elections closed last Friday at 12 noon, and a number of candidates have filed to run for office across Watauga, Ashe and Avery counties.

Twenty-three community members have filed to run for a local office in Watauga County. A total of 26 have filed to vie for a local office in Avery, and 10 individuals have filed to run in Ashe.

Absentee ballots can be mailed in beginning October 3, voter registration ends October 8, early voting begins October 14 and ends October 30. Election day is November 2.

Here is the list of candidates who filed before the Friday noon deadline:

ASHE
TOWN OF JEFFERSON ALDERMAN
THOMAS MARK JOHNSTON
WESLEY JOHNSON WILLIAMS
JAMES M YATES

TOWN OF LANSING ALDERMAN
ANITA LEE GREENWOOD
MATTHEW BAYLES CORDELL
TERESA LYNN MCCOY

TOWN OF WEST JEFFERSON ALDERMAN
GEORGE CALVIN GREEN III
JOHN KILBY REEVES
STEPHEN SHARPE SHOEMAKER
WESLEY BRENT STEELE
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AVERY
TOWN OF BANNER ELK COUNCIL MEMBER
MICHAEL PAUL DUNN
ROBERT EDGAR TUFTS

TOWN OF BEECH MOUNTAIN TOWN COUNCIL
JAMES WEIDNER ABERNETHY
ERIN MARIE GONYEA
BARRY KAUFMAN

TOWN OF CROSSNORE MAYOR
DAVID EDWARD YARBER

TOWN OF CROSSNORE ALDERMAN
CAMI A BUCHANAN
MARTHA JANE MILANOVICH,
THERON BOCKWAY SMITH

TOWN OF ELK PARK MAYOR
JONATHAN DANIEL BOONE

TOWN OF ELK PARK COUNCIL MEMBER
BRADLEY DWAYNE BENFIELD
TONY ZANE ELLER
DREMA DARLENE HICKS
MICHAEL EUGENE SMITH
ALICE MARIE WHITTINGTON
JOEL SCOTT WHITLEY,

VILLAGE OF GRANDFATHER VILLAGE MAYOR
RICHARD CALHOUN NORMAN
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WATAUGA
TOWN OF BEECH MOUNTAIN TOWN COUNCIL
JAMES WEIDNER ABERNETHY,
ERIN MARIE GONYEA
BARRY KAUFMAN

TOWN OF BLOWING ROCK MAYOR
HERMAN CHARLES SELLERS III

TOWN OF BLOWING ROCK TOWN COUNCIL
NANCY PITTS COLLINS
PIER AMBROSE GHERINI JR
DOUGLAS EUGENE MATHESON,
MELISSA DEANNE PICKETT

TOWN OF BOONE MAYOR
TIMOTHY LEE JOHNSON FUTRELLE,

TOWN OF BOONE TOWN COUNCIL
TODD ASHLEY CARTER
JON DALTON GEORGE
BENJAMIN JOHN RAY
VIRGINIA NORDMAN ROSEMAN,
ADRIAN DYLAN TAIT
ERIC SCOTT WOOLRIDGE
TOWN OF BOONE TOWN COUNCIL (UNEXPIRED TERM)
ERIC BRANDON BROWN
CHRISTY MICHELLE COOK
REBECCA ELIZABETH NENOW
EDITH HOWEL TUGMAN,

TOWN OF SEVEN DEVILS TOWN COUNCIL
ROBERT BRADLEY LAMBERT
LEIGH JONES SASSE
JEFFREY CLAYTON WILLIAMS,
TOWN OF SEVEN DEVILS TOWN COUNCIL (UNEXPIRED TERM)
WAYNE LEE BONOMO

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