2 candidates advance in the race for mayor of Jamestown


Oct 6 – JAMESTOWN – Incumbent Lynn Montgomery and challenger Robert Frederick triumphed in the Jamestown Mayor’s Primary on Tuesday, earning a chance to face off in the November 2 general election.

Montgomery, the two-term mayor, far surpassed his two opponents. She obtained 218 votes, or 76%.

Frederick qualified for the general election receiving 66 votes, or 23%, according to unofficial reports from the Guilford County Board of Elections. Michael Young got three votes, or 1%.

The primary was held to eliminate a candidate in the competition for the highest elected office in the town between High Point and Greensboro.

The primary sets up a rematch of the last contest for mayor of Jamestown in 2019. Montgomery, a former city councilor, defeated Frederick by garnering 71% of the vote in the general election.

In the general election, voters in Jamestown will also decide the winners of the four city council seats.

Seven candidates filed for the Jamestown Town Council race, including all incumbents. Board members John Capes, Rebecca Mann Rayborn, Martha Stafford Wolfe and Lawrence Straughn are joined on the ballot by challengers Dave Cohen, Al Stewart and Darren Myers.

The Jamestown mayoral contest was the only primary for the fall election in the greater High Point area. Thomasville, Trinity and Kernersville will join Jamestown next month to hold a contested municipal general election.

High Point and Archdale will not be holding local elections this fall.

The High Point Mayor and Council Races will be held in 2023 on a new four-year term calendar, while Archdale is among a handful of cities in North Carolina that hold local elections in even-numbered years. which means that its next competitions will take place in 2022.

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