By JOY CRIST
The 2018 Election Season officially began on Monday, February 12, as filing opened in Dare and Hyde Counties for an array of positions.
And while there’s still time for more candidates to join in the mix, (as filing remains open until February 28), 2018 is already shaping up to be an interesting election year.
As one local official we talked to earlier this week put it, “This year, your vote will be worth its weight in gold. There are a lot of qualified candidates out there, and it’s going to be an exciting election.”
Right off the bat, there are two races in particular that are already making waves on social media and in local conversations, and which will be worth watching in the months to come.
Arguably, the most discussed race thus far is the pending match-up of incumbent Beverly Boswell (R) against Tess Judge (D) for the N.C. House District 6 seat. This race is a rematch of sorts, as Tess Judge was a last minute Democratic candidate in the 2016 election after her husband, Warren Judge, passed away a few days before the November vote. Expect this race to generate heated conversations, as both candidates already have dedicated supporters, just days after they announced their intentions to run.Read More