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Patrick Pizzella has declared his intention to run for one of the three seats on the Pinehurst Village Council. Pizzella and his wife, MJ, both have extensive national political experience in addition to being active in local affairs.

Pizzella is a former Acting Secretary of Labor appointed by President Donald Trump in 2019, and previously served as Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Labor and a member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) after being appointed by President Barack Obama in 2013.

In 2016, he was among the most vocal opponents of the Greens at Arboretum apartment complex as part of a group called Pinehurst Matters.

The list of candidates who have announced their intention to run for one of the 37 seats on local city councils continued to grow this week. The Moore County Board of Elections will accept applications until noon on Friday, July 16, at the end of the municipal filing period.

Applications submitting a file announcing their application from Thursday July 8 at noon:

Aberdeen: Mayor Robbie Farrell is running for re-election for a four-year term as mayor. Also on the ballot, incumbent Wilma Laney and Timothy Helms are running for one of the two vacant Commissioner’s seats (4-year term).

Cameron: No candidate has applied for the seat of mayor (4-year term), two commissioners (4-year term) and two commissioners (2-year term has not expired).

Carthage: Anton Sadovnikov and former commissioner George Wilson, Jr. have applied for one of the three open commissioner seats (4-year term).

Foxfire: Paul Canup, Jason Daily, Richard Kight, Ernestine Maccari, Janet Nauman, Donald Nelson, Kevin Robbins and Gary Samuels have applied for one of three Council member seats (4 year term); and Nancy Certain applied for the unexpired Board member seat (2 year term).

Pinebluff: no candidate has applied for the seat of mayor (4-year term) or two commissioner seats (4-year term),

Pinehurst: Incumbent Kevin Drum, Patrick Pizzella and Emily Stack have applied for one of two Council member seats (4 year term).

Robbins: No candidate has applied for unexpired mayoral seat (2-year term). Jody Britt and Benjamin Reynolds have applied for one of three commissioner seats (4-year term).

Southern Pines: Taylor Clement, Brandon Goodman, Mary Ann O’Connor and incumbent Mike Saulnier applied for one of two Council member seats (4 year term).

Taylortown: Shirlyn Moody, incumbents Mitchell Ratliff and Marvin Taylor, and Mayor James Thompson have nominated for one of five council member seats (2 year term).

Vass: No candidate has applied for the seat of mayor (2-year term). Anthony McLeod, Emily Oldham and Theresa Watson have applied for one of the two Commissioner’s seats (4-year term).

Whispering Pines: Richard Casey, incumbent Pamela Harris and Linda Vandercook have applied for one of three Council member seats (4 year term).

All municipal elections are non-partisan and decided by simple majority vote, with the exception of Southern Pines. Their elections are non-partisan with a non-partisan primary held in October if the number of candidates exceeds double the number of seats to be elected.

All candidates must be registered voters residing within the boundaries of the respective municipality. They must also comply with state campaign finance laws to include the creation of a Candidates Campaign Committee. The municipalities in Moore County have set their filing fees at $ 5, with the exception of the Town of Robbins, which has a filing fee of $ 10.

Nominations are dropped off at the Moore County Board of Elections offices, 700 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage. Those interested in applying can contact them by phone (910) 947-3868, by email at [email protected] or by visiting their office. Weekday hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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