Several candidates filed for elected office on the first day of filing Monday (February 12). Among those filing were Republicans David Learner and Scott Reilly for District Attorney in the 25th Prosecutorial District. Sherry Butler, Michelle Morgan, and Laci LeBlanc, and Derek Colson filed to run for the Catawba County Board of Commissioners.
Clerk of Superior Court Kim Sigmon filed for re-election. Newton Police Chief Don Brown filed to run for Sheriff as a Republican. State Senator Andy Wells filed for re-election, as did State Representative Mitchell Setzer. Mark Hollo filed to run for State Senate District 42 as a Republican, Democrat Ric Vandett filed for that same seat. Democrat Kim Bost and Republican Taylor Huffman filed for the North Carolina State House District 46 seat currently held by Republican Jay Adams.
In Caldwell County, Sheriff Alan Jones filed for re-election. In Burke County, Steve Whisenant filed to run for re-election as Sheriff. Also in Burke County, Hugh Blackwell filed to run for a sixth term representing the State House in the 86th District, Wayne Abele filed for re-election to the Burke County Board of Commissioners, and Mabel Lowman filed for re-election as Clerk of Superior Court. Jennie Cook has also filed to run for the Burke County Board of Commissioners.