Election season fast approaching

Published 11:39 am Friday, September 11, 2015

There will be no challengers to Southampton County’s lineup of constitutional officers when elections roll around on Nov. 3, according to County Registrar Peggy Davis. Clerk of Courts Richard Francis, Commonwealth’s Attorney Eric Cooke, Sheriff Jack “J.B.” Stutts, Commissioner of Revenue Amy Carr and Treasurer David Britt all filed the proper paperwork for re-election with Davis by the June 9 deadline.

The ballot will also show three new county residents who filed petitions to run for a seat on the county’s board of supervisors. Earva 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.

While the term is ending for the entire board, Chairman Dallas Jones (Dreweryville), Vice Chairman Ronald West (Berlin-Ivor), Carl Faison (Boykins), and Bruce Phillips (Capron) will all run unopposed.