Carroll Board of Supervisors races will be contested

By Allen Worrell -

All three races for seats on the Carroll County Board of Supervisors will be contested in 2017.

Up for election on the November ballot this year in Carroll County will be seats to represent the Fancy Gap District, Pipers Gap District and Laurel Fork District on the board of supervisors. The most-highly contested race will be in Fancy Gap, where three Republican candidates have filed to replace current supervisor Phil McCraw, who has announced he will not run for re-election due to health reasons. Republicans who have filed in Fancy Gap for the 2017 election are Ronnie G. Collins, Phillip R. McCraw (no relation to the current supervisor) and G. Greg Spencer.

Two Republicans have filed to run for the Laurel Fork District Supervisor – incumbent Joshua Hendrick and challenger Joe Neil Webb. Incumbent Dr. Tom Littrell is the only Republican candidate to file for the Pipers Gap District, although he appears likely to face a challenge from Independent candidate Phillip G. Boatman, Sr., who has begun the filing process.

The deadline for Independent candidates to file with the Carroll County Registrar’s Office is June 13 at 7 p.m. Democratic nominations generally come out of the party’s mass meeting in Carroll County.

Carroll County Registrar Kimberly Cloud said no candidate has yet qualified for the Carroll County School Board, but two candidates have begun the filing process – Virgil R. Hall for the Laurel Fork District and Gina S. Hall for the Fancy Gap District.

The date of the Carroll County Republican Primary has still not been determined. According to Matthew Surratt, the Carroll County Republican Treasurer, the primary will either be held the traditional date of May 25, the last Monday in May, or piggyback off the state’s primary for the Gubernatorial election and be held June 5.

Allen Worrell can be reached at (276) 779-4062 or on Twitter@AWorrellTCN

By Allen Worrell

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