So far, no Democrats file for Davidson County primary

May 6 primary could decide some elections
Feb. 20, 2014 @ 12:01 PM

Voters in the May 6 primary could decide winners for the sheriff's office, four seats on the Davidson County Board of Commissioners, two House seats and in the Senate race.

As of 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18, the last update on the Davidson County Board of Elections website, no Democrats had filed for a nomination in Davidson County primary races.

The filing period opened Feb. 10 and ends on Feb. 28.

In the Republican primary for sheriff, incumbent David Grice, who took office in 2004, filed for a third term.

In the Davidson County Board of Commissioners race, the terms of Billy Joe Kepley, Don Truell, Sam Watford and Todd Yates will expire.

Lance Barrett and Steve Shell, both of Lexington, filed Feb. 10 for the Republican nomination along with incumbents Don Truell and Todd Yates. Truell has served on the Board of Commissioners since 2002. Yates seeks his second term after joining the board in 2010.

Brian Shipwash filed for the Republican nomination for Davidson County Clerk of Courts. If elected, this would be his fifth consecutive term.

Incumbent David Rickard filed for the Republican nomination for the Davidson County Register of Deeds. 

Two have filed for the House District 80 Republican nomination:

Watford, a Thomasville resident who serves as a county commissioner, will battle Lexington’s Roger Younts. Younts was appointed to the seat in July when Jerry Dockham left the General Assembly to serve on the Utilities Commission. A member of the Davidson County GOP Executive Committee was not allowed to phone in his vote for Dockhams' successor, which led to a controversy surrounding Younts' appointment.

Sen. Stan Bingham of Denton filed for the District 33 Republican nomination. District 33 encompasses much of Thomasville. Bingham is a former chairman of the Davidson County Commissioners who first was elected to the Senate in 2000. He currently serves as the co-chairman of the Appropriations on Justice and Public Safety and has co-sponsored more than 400 bills.

Rayne Brown filed for the Republican nomination for District 81 in the House of Representatives.