2012 Candidate Filing Begins Monday

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Candidate filing in North Carolina begins Monday for the 2012 Election. Wake County voters this year will help elect a president, a new governor and other offices, down to three county commissioner seats and one Soil and Water Conservation District representative.


Election timeline

Feb. 13 – Candidate filing begins

Feb. 29 – Filing period closes

May 8 – Primary Election

Nov. 6 – General Election

The primary election is May 8, and with a close race for the Republican presidential primary, North Carolina voters may get to play a role in deciding who will challenge Barack Obama in the November General Election.

Voters across the state will choose nominees in May for governor, lieutenant governor, the state agency heads such as the treasurer and auditor and a host of state legislature seats.

Also up for a vote in May will be the state constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

Three seats on the House of Representatives that include Wake County will be up for election: District 2, currently represented by Republican Renee Elmers, District 4, represented by Democrat David Price, and District 13, where incumbent Democrat Brad Miller will be retiring at the end of this term.

Many elected leaders in Wake County have already thrown their hats in the ring for higher office. Wake County Commission Chair Paul Coble has said he plans to run for District 13 on the House of Representatives. Commission member Tony Gurley has declared his intention to run for lieutenant governor. And the Wake School Board’s John Tedesco plans to run for state superintendent.

Full List of Seats Up for Election

Wake County
Superior Court Judge (3 seats)
District Court Judge (11 seats)
Wake County Commission District 4
Wake County Commission District 5
Wake County Commission District 6
Register of Deeds
Soil and Water Conservation District

State
Governor
Lt. Governor
Attorney General
Auditor
Commissioner of Agriculture
Commissioner of Labor
Commissioner of Insurance
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Treasurer
State Senate District 14
State Senate District 15
State Senate District 16
State Senate District 17
State Senate District 18
State House District 11
State House District 33
State House District 34
State House District 35
State House District 36
State House District 37
State House District 38
State House District 39
State House District 40
State House District 41
State House District 49
Supreme Court Associate Justice
Court of Appeals (3 seats)

Federal
President
House District 2
House District 4
House District 13

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