Challengers arise for County supervisors

Published 11:49 am Saturday, June 13, 2015

With the operating budget in turmoil, three new county residents have filed petitions to run for a seat on the Southampton County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, the deadline for the November election.

Mona Sumblin will challenge Barry Porter for the Franklin-Hunterdale District; Yvonne Rose will oppose Dr. Alan Edwards for the Jerusalem District; and Randolph Cook will look to unseat Glenn Updike from the Newsoms District. The incumbents have served one four-year term apiece.

The term is ending for the entire board, but Chairman Dallas Jones (Dreweryville), Vice Chairman Ronald West (Berlin-Ivor), Carl Faison (Boykins), and Bruce Phillips (Capron) will all run unopposed. Each has filed the proper paperwork for re-election this November with County Registrar Peggy Davis.