Candidates slow to file in School Board race

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 12, 2006

WINTON – The doors of Sheila Privott’s office are intact.

The Hertford County Board of Elections Director hasn’t had anyone beating them down in the opening days of filing.

Prospective candidates for three seats on the Hertford County Board of Education began at noon Friday, however, no one had filed for the vacancies as of 5 p.m. Monday afternoon.

&uot;It’s been very quiet,&uot; Privott said. &uot;We haven’t had anyone come in to file. In fact, there haven’t even been any phone calls.&uot;

The non-partisan election will be held November 7 as part of the general election ballot. Those elected to four-year terms will be administered the oath of office in December.

The incumbents who currently hold the seats are John D. Horton, a five-term board member, Ronald Baker and the Rev. Patrick Young.

The filing period runs until 12 noon on August 4.

The Hertford County Board of Elections is open daily Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. There will be no Saturday filing during this filing period.

There is a $5 filing fee.