Filing Complete for Local Elections

Filing for the City of Henderson:

 

Ward 1 At-Large Sara Coffey – Incumbent

Ward 2 At- Large William Burnette

Ward 3 – Garry Daeke – Incumbent

Ward 4- Fearldine Simmons – Incumbent and Blakely Bates

 

Filing for the Town of Kittrell:

 

Jerry Joyner – Mayor – Incumbent

Susan Pulley – Commissioner – Incumbent

Joshua Boyd – Commissioner – Incumbent

Todd Murray – Commissioner

 

Filing for Town of Middleburg:

 

Gary Plummer – Mayor

Ruth Nance – Council member – Incumbent

Mamie Turner – Council member

Annie Fudge – Council member – Incumbent

Filing Window Open for Henderson 2017 Municipal Election

Good afternoon,

I would like for you to announce the following several times next week and the following week:

Filing for the 2017 City of Henderson Municipal Election started on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 12:00 noon and will end on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 12:00 noon.  The Board of Elections office will not be closing for lunch during filing.

The offices that are up are:  1st Ward At-Large Seat, 2nd Ward-At-Large Seat, 3rd Ward Seat, and 4th Ward Seat.

Filing fee is $5.00.  You must live in the ward that you are filing for in order to run.

Should you have any questions, please call the Board of Elections office at 252-492-3730.

Thank you and have a great afternoon!!

Faye M. Gill, Director

Vance County Board of Elections

252-492-3730

Butterfield to GOP: Time to Put Country Over Party

WASHINGTON, DCCongressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement in response to reports that President Donald Trump shared highly classified intelligence with Russian officials:

“The reports that President Trump may have shared classified intelligence with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador is alarming and deeply disturbing.  This sharing of highly classified intelligence with Russian representatives is the latest in a pattern of reckless ineptitude from the White House that puts our national security and our ability to work with our allies at risk.

“Enough is enough.  This is just another incident in a long line of troubling revelations that call into question the President’s relationship with Russia.  Congressional Republicans must put country over party and join the American people in demanding answers and accountability from President Trump and his administration.  Anything less is a grave mistake that could have ramifications far beyond Mr. Trump’s presidency.”

http://butterfield.house.gov

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Butterfield Statement on SCOTUS Voter ID Decision

WASHINGTON, DCCongressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ unanimous finding that the North Carolina General Assembly acted with discriminatory purpose in enactment of a 2013 Voter ID law:

“Today’s announcement is a victory against those who try to implement discriminatory voter ID laws written to suppress the vote of certain North Carolinians.

“The Supreme Court’s decision to not hear the case left in place the Fourth Circuit’s well-reasoned finding that the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly acted with a discriminatory purpose in enacting its 2013 voter ID law that also included other discriminatory voting changes like limitations on early voting predominately used by African Americans.

“Today, the Supreme Court rightly refused to hear the appeal of a law that I have long said discriminates against African American voters.  I hope this is finally the end to one of the most undemocratic and disgraceful voter ID laws in the country.”

http://butterfield.house.gov

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Butterfield Statement on the Republican Healthcare Bill Failure

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement after Republicans pulled their healthcare bill from the House Floor:

 

“From the very beginning, the American people said ‘NO’ to Trumpcare.  They said NO to paying more for less care, NO to kicking 24 million people off of their coverage, NO to stripping funding from Medicaid.  The people rejected Republican attempts to take away access to preventive, mental health, and maternity care.  The people of the First District fought Republican attempts to take healthcare from over 80,000 of our friends and neighbors.  In rallies, town hall meetings, letters, and phone calls, voters reminded Republicans that they did not want to turn back the clock on healthcare.

“The lesson from today is that when people unite for the common good, they will never be defeated.  I hope President Trump and Speaker Ryan take note.”

http://butterfield.house.gov

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Vance County Democrats to hold convention next Saturday

The Vance County Democratic Party Convention will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 10:00 AM in The Vance County Commissioner’s Room on the Second Floor, Young Street in Downtown Henderson, NC.

NC Representative Terry Garrison will be the Speaker.

This building is the former Vance County Court House.

There is parking on Young Street and a parking lot to the left of the building that is accessible from Court Street.

G.K. Butterfield Comments on Trump’s Budget Blueprint

WASHINGTON, DCCongressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint for FY2018:

“Budgets demonstrate priorities.  And once again, President Trump- though, light on details- clearly demonstrates regressive priorities that will have an extreme impact on working families.

“If Congress adopts President Trump’s proposed budget, agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institutes of Health, and the State Department face large cuts. Smaller agencies such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting stand to be eliminated under President Trump’s plan.  The President’s proposal also calls for the elimination of key economic development agencies including the Minority Business Development Agency and the Economic Development Administration.

“This budget fails to address our economic problems by slashing funding that supports our long-standing commitment to increase economic opportunities through investments in education, infrastructure, affordable housing, and job training.  Many of these programs sustain older Americans and so many in eastern North Carolina.

“I am outraged by the President’s call to drastically cut funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  This will be devastating to programs that support public housing in low-income communities and, quite frankly, keep a roof over people’s heads.  Under the President’s proposal, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) will be cut entirely, significantly impacting small, rural communities like the ones in my congressional district.  More than 88,000 households in North Carolina benefit from LIHEAP, and the very threat of this program’s elimination could push these families beyond the tipping point.  The CDBG program has been a successful means of helping communities secure federal funding for local neighborhood revitalization, housing rehabilitation, and economic development activities.

“I cannot and will not support measures that take a wrecking ball to programs that have long supported low and moderate-income Americans.

“President Trump calls his proposal the ‘America First’ budget, but this plan puts many Americans last.”

http://butterfield.house.gov

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Mike Waters Announces New Assistant District Attorney

Henderson, NC– District Attorney Mike Waters is pleased to announce the addition of David Erdmann as an Assistant District Attorney.

Mr. Erdmann was sworn in by District Court Judge Carolyn Thompson on Thursday, March 2, 2017. He joins the District Attorney’s staff after four years of practice as a criminal defense attorney in Surry County, North Carolina.

Mr. Erdmann is from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, and will relocate to the Ninth Prosecutorial District. He was a 2007 graduate of North Carolina State University, and earned a Juris Doctor from Florida State College of Law in 2011.

Mr. Erdmann also clerked for the Honorable Jose Lopez in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

He will be primarily working in Vance County prosecuting narcotics cases.