Trent formally files for Commissioner

Published 4:02 pm Tuesday, March 5, 2024

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WINDSOR – John Trent has received all required signatures needed to appear as an Unaffiliated candidate for Bertie County Commissioner District 4.

Trent, the current chair of the Bertie Board of Commissioners, received 585 valid signatures on his petition to file as an Unaffiliated candidate. He needed the signatures of 503 registered Bertie County. That number of signatures represents at least 4% of all registered N.C. voters within Bertie County as of January 1, 2024.

Trent’s petition was certified on Feb. 23 by the Bertie County Board of Elections and officially filed for office on Feb. 29.

The deadline for certification was March 5.

Trent’s name will appear on the Nov. 5 General Election Ballot with Vivian B. Saunders for the County Commissioner District 4 seat.

Saunders, a Democrat, filed in December 2023 during the traditional filing period.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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