Expect the lines to form at the Board of Elections between now and noon, the last possible minute to file to run for office in Watauga County. For one thing, the Republicans have so far filed zero candidates to run for any of the three County Commission seats.
Filing yesterday for school board was David Albert Ward, who is quite well known in the Bethel community for advocating aggressively for prayer in schools. A David Blust recruit?
Filing this morning for the seat on the County Commission being vacated by Mary Moretz is Tim Futrelle, 33, the Democratic vice chair of the Boone 1 precinct. Doug McGuinn filed yesterday for the same seat, so there will be a Democratic primary for that slot on May 6th.
Stay tuned for further updates on the electoral landscape in Watauga County.