The Transylvania Times -

By Kevin Fuller
Staff Writer 

Primary Change Blamed For Filing No Show - Brevard NC


Last updated 1/4/2016 at 9:01am

Transylvania County Democrats say a recent change in primary dates is partially responsible for there being no Democratic candidates in the upcoming Board of County Commissioners’ race.

As the deadline to file to run for the March primaries came and went at noon on Dec. 21, which is a sharp change from a previous deadline of February, not a single local Democrat filed to challenge the five Republicans, three of them incumbents, for the three seats up for grabs .

This year, candidates were required to file between Dec. 1 and Dec. 21 after the state General Assembly moved up primaries t...

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