March 8, 2018

The candidate filing period for the upcoming May primaries has closed. Unfortunately, in three of the eight races on the ballot, the eventual winner will be selected in the primary because the Democratic Party has no candidates. No Democrats filed for Transylvania County Clerk of Superior Court, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners and District Attorney for the 42nd District.

It is particularly disappointing that no Democrats filed to run for the county commission. This is the second election cycle in which the Democrats fielded no candidate for the commission. The commission is...

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