Challengers file for HC School Board

Published 4:15 pm Sunday, July 27, 2014

WINTON – In what initially appeared as a slow filing period, two challengers have joined three incumbents seeking election to the Hertford County Board of Education.

Yesterday (Friday), two veteran educators made their political intentions known by entering the race.

Nora Mae Artis of Cofield and Dr. Joanne H. Jones of Ahoskie filed at the Hertford County Board of Elections office in Winton.

Artis is a retired principal within Hertford County Public Schools. Jones once served as Principal at Hertford County Early College High School.

Those two challengers will face three School Board incumbents who filed earlier to retain their seats.

Shelia Porter of Murfreesboro filed July 9 and Dennis Deloatch of Ahoskie opted to seek reelection by filing two days later. The third incumbent, John D. Horton of Ahoskie, filed July 16.

Porter, a retired teacher, currently serves as the Chair of the Hertford County Board of Education. Deloatch is the retired Superintendent of the county’s public school system while Horton is a retired educator.

Those seeking to be listed on the November General Election ballot as a School Board candidate are required to file no later than 12 noon on Aug. 1. Candidates are required to file at the Hertford County Board of Elections office in Winton. Call 252-358-7812 for more information.

Filing for the two seats on the Hertford County Soil and Water District Board of Supervisors ended July 7. Only two filed – incumbent board members David Simons III of Murfreesboro and Jimmy Mason of Harrellsville. Their names will be listed on the November ballot.

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