Election season is heating up throughout North Carolina, with some candidates already getting a jump start on campaigning. This year stands to be a significant election year, with several local and state offices up for grabs.
With six local offices and two state offices on the line in Macon County, filing for the 2014 primary elections opened on Monday, Feb. 1 at noon.
County commissioner seats that are up for election include District 1, currently held by Jimmy Tate (R), and both seats in District 2, which are held by Ronnie Beale (D) and Ron Haven (R). To file for commissioner, the fee is $98.65.
Tate was first appointed to fill the commissioner’s seat left vacant after Brian McClellan resigned from the board in November 2011. After being appointed, Tate ran a successful campaign in in November 2012 for the unexpired term for his seat.