Spence files in 3rd Ward, seeks return to council


Kem Spence, a former member of City Council representing the Third Ward, is seeking to return to Elizabeth City's governing board. He filed Monday for an open 3rd Ward council seat in this fall's city election.


From staff reports

Monday, July 17, 2017

Another former member of city council has filed for a chance to return to Elizabeth City’s governing board.

Kem Spence, who served two terms from 2011-15 representing the city’s 3rd Ward, filed Monday for one of the ward’s two open seats in this fall’s city election, according to the Pasquotank Board of Elections website.

Spence, who lives on Paxton Street, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Spence joins incumbent Councilor Rickey King as the only two candidates to file in the 3rd Ward thus far. King in fact defeated Spence in Spence’s re-election bid in 2015 to gain his seat.

Michael Brooks, the 3rd Ward’s other incumbent councilor, has said he does not plan to file for re-election.

Jeannie Young, another former city councilor, is also seeking to return to council. She filed for one of the two open council seats in the 1st Ward.

The filing period for the Oct. 10 city election in Elizabeth City closes at noon on Friday.