Five Swain County Democrats are heading for the March 15 primary election in hopes of securing a seat on the board of commissioners.
Maggie Valley is still accepting applications from potential candidates to fill a two-year unexpired term on the board of aldermen.
Incumbent Mark Meadows, R-Cashiers, will face a challenger in next year’s election to represent the 11th District of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Voters in Western North Carolina have barely taken down the Christmas tree but will soon find themself in the throes of the primary election countdown.
Six candidates have signed up to run for two commissioner seats in Macon County next year.
Seven candidates will be vying for two commissioner seats in Swain County next year.
Though both of the Jackson County commissioners up for re-election will have competition when November rolls around, the primary season will be quiet with only one person from each party running for each seat.
Two additional Republicans joined the race for Haywood County commissioner in the final days of the candidate sign-up period that ended Monday.
Five candidates are running for two commissioner seats in Macon County and there are still five days left to sign up for the race.
With the sign-up period for the 2016 election underway, two more candidates have tossed their hats in the ring to run for commissioner in Macon County.