Two unaffiliated Swain commission candidates make the cut

Two unaffiliated Swain commission candidates make the cut

Swain County now knows who will appear on the November General Election Ballot for county commissioner. 

Four people mounted campaigns to obtain the required number of signatures to make it to the General Election as unaffiliated candidates. Of those four, two made the cut, current Bryson City Mayor Pro Tem Ben King and Bobby Jenkins. Unaffiliated candidates hoping to appear on the ballot were required to get 390 valid signatures (equivalent to 5%) from registered Swain County voters.

King and Jenkins will join incumbent Kenneth Parton and youth pastor Tanner Lawson, winners of the Republican primary, on the ballot come November. The four will vie for two seats on the board. Voters will be able to cast votes for up to two candidates.

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