FROM STAFF REPORTS

Candidate filing for the 2022 local and state elections closed at 12 noon on Friday with a flurry of activity at the Iredell County Elections Office.

All incumbent state lawmakers who represent Iredell County now face opposition. Sen. Vickie Sawyer and Rep. Mitchell Setzer have opponents in the Republican primary, while Republican Reps. Jeff McNeely and Grey Mills have Democratic challengers in the November general election.

In municipal contests, the race for Statesville mayor and the two councilman at-large seats have crowded fields with Mayor Costi Kutteh facing six challengers. Incumbent councilmen William Morgan and Steve Johnson will square off against six opponents.

There are 12 candidates for three seats on the Iredell County Board of Commissioners. Chairman James Mallory and Commissioner Marvin Norman are not seeking re-election.

The primary election is scheduled for May 17. The registration deadline to vote in the primary is April 22. Early voting begins April 28 and runs through May 14.

Candidates

Here’s a list of candidates for races across Iredell County:

NC STATE SENATE
District 37 
♦ Vickie Sawyer (R)
♦ Tom Fyler (R)

NC HOUSE
District 84
♦ September McCrady (D)
♦ Jeffrey C. McNeely (R)

District 89
♦ Mitchell Smith Setzer (R)
♦ Kelli Weaver Moore (R)
♦ Benjamin Devine (R)

District 95
♦ Amanda B. Kotis (D)
♦ Grey Mills (R)

NC DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
District 22A – Seat 1
♦ Carole A. Hicks (R)

IREDELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
3 Seats
♦ Michelle M. Goree (D)
♦ Frank L. Johnson (D)
♦ Gene Houpe (R)
♦ Laketha Bobish (R)
♦ Larry Payne (R)
♦ Richard Coleman (R)
♦ Brad Stroud Sr. (R)
♦ Bert Connolly (R)
♦ Blake Palmer (R)
♦ Angela Wokatsch Matthews (R)
♦ Richard (Todd) Carver (R)
♦ Cindy Haynes (R)

IREDELL COUNTY CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT
♦ Jim Mixson (R)
♦ Barry D. Tilley (R)

IREDELL COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS
♦ Maureen P. Purcell (R)
♦ Renee L. Holland (R)

IREDELL COUNTY SHERIFF
♦ Darren E. Campbell (R)

IREDELL-STATESVILLE SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION
District 1
♦ Ricky Driver (R)
♦ Brian Sloan (R)

District 3
♦ Michelle Coffey (D)
♦ Abby Trent (R)
♦ Kent Shoffner (R)
♦ Tammy B. Wyatt (R)

District 5
♦ Mike Kubiniec (R)

District 7
♦ Anita Kurn (R)
♦ Lisa Meier (R)

TOWN OF MOORESVILLE
Commissioner – Ward 3
♦ James (Toodles) Ritchie
♦ Kevin Kasel
♦ Tommy DeWeese

Commissioner – Ward 4
♦ Lisa M. Qualls 

CITY OF STATESVILLE
Mayor
♦ Joseph Glasgow
♦ Beniah (Ben) McMiller
♦ Christopher M. McCormick
♦ Michael Johnson
♦ Constantine H. (Costi) Kutteh
♦ Jack B. Borders III
♦ Brian Summers

Councilman At-Large
2 Seats
♦ Mark Goldman
♦ Christopher Spraggins
♦ Kimberly Wasson
♦ Roger Bejcek
♦ Terry Fitzgerald Sharpe
♦ William Morgan
♦ Steve Johnson
♦ James H. Pressly

Councilman – Ward 2
♦ C. O. Johnson

Councilman – Ward 3
♦ Doris A. Allison
♦ Oliver Louis Wilder Jr.

Councilman – Ward 5
♦ Joe Hudson
♦ John Staford

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