Filing for elected office ends Wednesday at noon

You should consider running for elected office. Everyone deserves a choice in representation. You don’t HAVE to belong to any political party and the legislature has made it easier to run as an unaffiliated candidate.  If you have a sincere desire to serve the people of Rutherford County, please consider filing for office and learning how our government works.

Many of us consider what kind of legacy we are leaving. A life well-lived often goes far beyond personal goals.

Reason #1 Do Something Important with Your Spare Time
How much time are you wasting watching television, listening to sports, or watching sports? How much TV are you wasting time on?  Can you cut it down to one or two shows that are important to you and the rest is a waste of time? Can you just do it to relax once in a while?How many hours do you spend on Facebook voicing your opinions where they don’t count.

Wouldn’t it be better if this time was put towards something to help your community?

Reason #2- Giving Back
Do you feel like you would like to do something to give back to the world?  You don’t have to do something big. It is giving back if you get on your local park district and you make the parks a little better and run more efficiently.

What is it that you do in your regular life that carries over? What if you are an HR person? What if you are a person that is in the landscaping business, the nursery business? You understand green spaces and flowers. What if you are a home gardener and being involved in a park is sort of a way to leverage that thought into a bigger area that will give to more people?

What if you are just worried about kids in the future and you understand economics? Look for opportunities to give back.

What do you have a little passion for? So part of that giving back is your getting involved. T

Reason #3- Public Service

Should public service be a career path? Have our elected officials made government into something that we the taxpayers serve them. For some it is about about more revenue, more government, not helping the people. Check out some local government meetings and learn how our community works.

Reason 4#- We the People
We work hard. We have small businesses. We believe that we want to earn our own way. We are active in our churches.

We are active in many ways, but we are not running for local office. We the good people need to step up because there are a lot of people with bad ideas and ideas that are hurting our children and our schools and ideas which are bad for the United States of America, which are bad for its citizens, which are bad for our future. Get involved.

So do you want to get outside of yourself? Do you want to do something more?

 

You can make a real difference. You can change the world. You aren’t going to be able to do that by just talking about it. Talk is cheap. Let’s win some elections.

in RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C.

 CANDIDATE LIST GROUPED BY CONTEST CANDIDATE NAME NAME ON BALLOT PARTY FILING DATE ADDRESS RUTHERFORD

US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 10 (DEM)
BROWN, DAVID WILSON David Wilson Brown DEM 02/12/2018 516 ACADEMY ST MCADENVILLE, NC 28101

US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 10 (REP)
COLLIAS, GINA ROCKEY Gina Collias REP 02/12/2018 PO BOX 2316 KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC 28086
MCHENRY, PATRICK TIMOTHY Patrick McHenry REP 02/14/2018 PO BOX 2165 GASTONIA, NC 28053
GREGORY, JEFFREY DALE Jeff Gregory REP 02/16/2018 1400 MOORESBORO RD SHELBY, NC 28150
ROBERTS, IRA III Ira Roberts REP 02/21/2018 3050 6TH ST NE HICKORY, NC 28601

NC STATE SENATE DISTRICT 47 (DEM)
SWOFFORD, CHERYL DARLENE Cheryl D. Swofford DEM 02/12/2018 716 RUTHERFORD RD MARION, NC 28752
RUMFELT, CHRISTOPHER HOUSTON Christopher H. Rumfelt DEM 02/22/2018 330 STATE ST MARION, NC 28752

NC STATE SENATE DISTRICT 47 (REP)
HISE, RALPH EDWARD JR Ralph Hise REP 02/12/2018 P.O. BOX 86 , 28777

NC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 112 (DEM)
GALLAGHER, GREGORY JAMES Gregory James Gallagher DEM 02/16/2018 127 DELTA ST FOREST CITY, NC 28043

NC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 112 (REP)
ROGERS, DAVID WILLIAM David Rogers REP 02/12/2018 230 WASHBURN LN RUTHERFORDTON, NC 28139

DISTRICT ATTORNEY DISTRICT 41 (REP)
BELL, THEODORE PATRICK Ted Bell REP 02/12/2018 245 ANNE ST RUTHERFORDTON, NC 28139
BYERS, GARLAND FRANKLIN JR Garland Franklin Byers, Jr. REP 02/23/2018 558 KELLY RD FOREST CITY, NC 28043

RUTHERFORD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 1 (REP)
KING, BRYAN ARTHUR Bryan A. King REP 02/12/2018 182 BENT CREEK DR RUTHERFORDTON, NC 28139

RUTHERFORD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 4 (REP)
BENFIELD, MICHAEL JAMES Michael Benfield REP 02/12/2018 276 DIXIE TRAIL DR FOREST CITY, NC 28043

RUTHERFORD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 5 (REP)
TONEY, ALAN DAVID Alan Toney REP 02/12/2018 582 MT LEBANON CHURCH RD BOSTIC, NC 28018

RUTHERFORD COUNTY CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT (REP)
OWENS, STEVE HOYLE Steve H. Owens REP 02/12/2018 151 DAVENPORT RD RUTHERFORDTON, NC 28139

RUTHERFORD COUNTY SHERIFF (DEM)
WEASE, JASON RAY Jason Ray Wease DEM 02/12/2018 2684 HARRIS HENRIETTA RD MOORESBORO, NC 28114

RUTHERFORD COUNTY SHERIFF (REP)
BRANDLE, JOEY EUGENE Joey Brandle REP 02/12/2018 245 WEBB DR FOREST CITY, NC 28043
FRANCIS, CHRISTOPHER TODD Chris Francis REP 02/12/2018 190 DARK CORNER RD RUTHERFORDTON, NC 28139
GUFFEY, ARTHUR WAYNE Wayne Guffey REP 02/12/2018 131 MARYS LN RUTHERFORDTON, NC 28139
THEODOROPOULOS, STEVE P Steve (Theo) Theodoropoulos REP 02/20/2018 7471 BOSTIC SUNSHINE HWY BOSTIC, NC 28018

RUTHERFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT 1 (REP)
NANNEY, BRANDI EDNEY Brandi Edney Nanney REP 02/21/2018 197 GRANDFATHER’S TRL RUTHERFORDTON, NC 28139

RUTHERFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT 2 (REP)
GOSEY, BRANDON EUGENE Brandon Gosey REP 02/23/2018 748 PINEHURST RD ELLENBORO, NC 28040

RUTHERFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT 3 (REP)
BRIGHT, SHERRY HODGE Sherry Hodge Bright REP 02/21/2018 177 BROOKRIDGE DR FOREST CITY, NC 28043

RUTHERFORD COUNTY BD OF EDUC DISTRICT 3 UNEXPIRED TERM (REP)
FICKLIN, RICHARD DARRELL Rick Ficklin REP 02/12/2018 180 WHISPERING PINES DR FOREST CITY, NC 28043
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