School board filings to begin


From staff reports

Monday, June 25, 2018

Filing for election to the school boards in Camden and Chowan counties begins in the next week and at least one incumbent won’t be seeking re-election.

Glorius Elliott, whose at-large seat on the Edenton-Chowan Board of Education is up for election this fall, has indicated she will not seek another term.

Filing for four of the seven seats on the Edenton-Chowan Board of Education starts Friday and ends Friday, July 27.

Besides Elliott’s seat, other seats up for election include the District 1 Seat 2 held by Jean Bunch; the District 2 Seat 2 held by Ricky Browder; and the District 3 Seat 1 held by Gil Burroughs.

In Camden, filing for three open school board seats begins Monday, July 2, and ends on Tuesday, July 31. 

Up for re-election are board members Jason Banks, Sissy Aydlett and Chris Wilson.

Banks said earlier this year he plans to seek re-election.

Wilson said Friday he had not yet made up his mind about seeking re-election.

Aydlett could not be reached for comment Friday.

The incumbents could face a challenger.

Chris Purcell, a local business owner, told a gathering of Republicans earlier his year he plans to file for a seat on the Camden Board of Education.

In Camden, candidates run at large and the top three vote-getters in this fall’s election will be elected.