Richmond County Board of Education incumbents have growing competition.
On Thursday, Jerry Ethridge filed for election to the Board of Education for a four-year term.
“I have been in education for 35 years,” said Ethridge.
“I worked for two years as a teacher assistant for Richmond County Schools under the CETA program. My first year in the classroom was in Bennettsville, South Carolina, where I taught educable mentally disabled students in a self-contained classroom,” he said. “My 12 students ranged in age from 12 to 17. I returned to Richmond County Schools to take a position working with support services for the Exceptional Children Department. After many years working in that capacity I transferred to the Business Department at Richmond Senior High where I taught Keyboarding and Computer Applications. Then in 2009, I accepted the position as Instructional Management Coordinator/Special Populations Coordinator for Richmond County Schools. I retired from Richmond County Schools in January 2012.”
The candidate filing period began Monday, Feb. 13. So far, these are the local candidates who have filed:
• Incumbent State Representative Ken Goodman, Democrat, for reelection.
• Incumbent School Board member Wiley Mabe, for reelection.
• Incumbent School Board member Bruce Stanback, for reelection.
• Incumbent School Board member Tom McInnis, for reelection.
• Jerry Ethridge filed for election to the Board of Education for the four-year term that is open.
• Incumbent Register of Deeds Linda Douglas, Democrat, for reelection.
• Gene McLaurin, Democrat, for election to the North Carolina Senate.
• Incumbent County Commissioner Kenneth Robinette, Democrat, for reelection.
• Incumbent County Commissioner John Garner, Democrat, for reelection.
• Incumbent County Commissioner Peggy Covington, Democrat, for reelection.
• Jimmy Capps for County Commissioner, Democrat, for election.
The Daily Journal extends the opportunity for all candidates to have information published about their candidacy, including some biographical information, party affiliation, and so forth. We will report all candidate filings the day after the filing. We ask that candidates provide the information the same day that they file to be including the following day’s edition. In order to have your information included, candidates need to email the information and a photograph to Staff Writer Dawn M. Kurry the same day as the filing at email@example.com, or drop by our office at 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, before 5 p.m.
The Primary Election will be held on May 8 and the General Election will be held on Nov. 6.
For more information about the upcoming elections, contact the Board of Elections, 221 S. Hancock St., Rockingham by calling 910-997-8253.