Candidates For Office

The 2018 Mid-Term Elections are very important in our Local, State and Federal Elections. We have requested Bios from all our local city and county candidates and will update this section as we received that information from the candidates. In the mean time we are posting a basic list for the 2018 elections.

IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES
September 7 – Absentee Voting Begins
October 12 – Voter Registration Deadline
October 18 - One Stop Absentee Voting Begins
November 3 – One Stop Absentee Voting Ends
November 6 – GENERAL ELECTION DAY - Polls open 6:30am to 7:30pm
 
County Elections
Clerk of Court: Ken Raper ,REP, unopposed
Register of Deeds: Karen S. Hardesty, REP, unopposed
Sheriff: Asa Buck, REP, unopposed
County Commissioners
District 1: Robin V. Comer, REP, contested
District 2: Bill Smith, REP, contested
District 3: Mark Mansfield, REP, contested
District 4: no election
District 5: no election
District 6: Jonathan Robinson, REP, contested
County Board of Education
District 1: John (Bubba) McLean, Jr., REP, contested
District 2: no election
District 3: Robert Clark Jenkins, REP, contested
District 4: no election
District 5: Brittany H. Wheatly, REP, contested
District 6: Kathryn Smith Chadwick, REP, unopposed
Attorney General
District 4: No REP candidate

State Elections
2nd Senatorial District: Senator Norman Sanderson, REP, Incumbent, contested
NC House or Rep, 13th District: Representative Pat McElraft, REP, Incumbent, contested
3B Judicial District. 8-year terms for the following:
Supreme Court Election (Jackson seat): Justice Barbara Jackson, REP, contested
NC Court of Appeals will be electing 3 of 15 judges
NC Court of Appeals (Calabria seat): Judge Ann Marie Calabria, REP, contested
NC Court of Appeals (Elmore seat): no REP candidate
NC Court of Appeals (Arrowood seat): Judge Andrew Heath, REP, contested
Second Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina
Benjamin G. Alford, REP term expires 2018 3B district
John E. Nobles, Jr., REP term expires 2018 3B district

Federal Elections
3rd Congressional District: Walter Jones, REP
 
 

 

AVAILABLE BIOGRAPHIES (requested from each candidate):

Robert Clark Jenkins - Candidate for Board of Education, District 3

My name is Robert Clark Jenkins. I have a wonderful wife of 18 years, Frances, and two incredible children, Ford 13, and Marian Grey, 10. They attend Morehead Elementary School and Morehead Middle School. I live in Morehead City and can be reached at https://www.facebook.com/Committee-to-Elect-Clark-Jenkins-219302012139683/

I attended North Carolina State University and Barton College and received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Business Administration. I have been the owner of Heritage Cabinet Company for 14 years.

I have been on the North Carolina Seafood Festival board for 7 years, having served as chairman in 2016, where I had the wonderful opportunity to get to know and watch communities work together for a common positive cause. I am presently coaching U12 soccer and have been involved in coaching volleyball, soccer and basketball. Coaching has been tremendously rewarding allowing me to personally have a positive affect on many young athletes. I am also one of the high school youth leaders at First United Methodist Church. One of my main goals is to fill these young people with self confidence that allows them to have the ability to make wise and positive decisions as they navigate their daily life. Lastly, I am a member of an organization called F3, which has taught me over the years that I am 3rd after God and my family.

One of my main goals as a board of education member is to listen where it counts and matters…to the teachers, the students and the principals. The boots on the ground is where the most valuable information and feedback is and by focusing on this I believe we can, with good fiscal policy and efficiency, take our schools from the 13th best in the state to the very best. As a long time small business owner I am well positioned to listen to successes and concerns, implement common sense solutions if necessary and embrace the school culture for the betterment of everybody involved!

 

Ken Raper - Candidate for Clerk of Court 

Ken Raper

Cedar Point, North Carolina

Resident of Carteret County for 30 years

Family: Wife & Daughter

Employment History:

Currently: Carteret County Sheriff’s Office – Chief of Administration

Duties: Assists the Sheriff by providing supervisory and managerial law enforcement work directing the daily operations and activities of the Sheriff’s Office. Administrative functions such as short and long term planning, grant writing and management, budgeting, department policies and procedure.

Past Employment and Duties:

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission – Biologist Technician

Assisted the area Biologist in assessing and implementing habitat management techniques in Eastern North Carolina

North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation – Special Agent

Served as Fingerprint Examiner, Latent Evidence Examiner, Crime Scene Search Specialist, Diversion & Environmental Crimes Investigator, Clandestine Lab Site Safety Officer and Investigator

Emerald Isle Police Department – Reserve Police Officer

Education:

J.H. Rose High School – Greenville, North Carolina

A.S Degree Wildlife Biology & Management – Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, NC

B.S. Degree Criminal Justice – North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC

13th Session, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Special Agents Academy

Received additional training and continuing education from: Federal Bureau of Investigation; NC State Bureau of Investigation; Drug Enforcement Administration; Environmental Protection Agency; North Carolina Sheriff’s Association.

Other:

Photojournalist: Jacksonville Daily News

Credentialed Photographer:Fastrack Publications; NASCAR Scene; NASCAR Illustrated; Martinsville Speedway; Richmond International Speedway

Civic Organizations:

Franklin Masonic Lodge #109

New Bern Scottish Rite Lodge

Sudan Shriner

Pirate Club Representative; East Carolina Educational Foundation


 

Cedar Point, North Carolina

Resident of Carteret County for 30 years

Family: Wife & Daughter

Employment History:

Currently:Carteret County Sheriff’s Office – Chief of Administration

Duties: Assists the Sheriff by providing supervisory and managerial law enforcement work directing the daily operations and activities of the Sheriff’s Office. Administrative functions such as short and long term planning, grant writing and management, budgeting, department policies and procedure.

Past Employment and Duties:

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission – Biologist Technician

Assisted the area Biologist in assessing and implementing habitat management techniques in Eastern North Carolina

North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation – Special Agent

Served as Fingerprint Examiner, Latent Evidence Examiner, Crime Scene Search Specialist, Diversion & Environmental Crimes Investigator, Clandestine Lab Site Safety Officer and Investigator

Emerald Isle Police Department – Reserve Police Officer

Education:

J.H. Rose High School – Greenville, North Carolina

A.S Degree Wildlife Biology & Management – Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, NC

B.S. Degree Criminal Justice – North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC

13th Session, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Special Agents Academy

Received additional training and continuing education from: Federal Bureau of Investigation; NC State Bureau of Investigation; Drug Enforcement Administration; Environmental Protection Agency; North Carolina Sheriff’s Association.

Other:

Photojournalist: Jacksonville Daily News

Credentialed Photographer:Fastrack Publications; NASCAR Scene; NASCAR Illustrated; Martinsville Speedway; Richmond International Speedway

Civic Organizations:

Franklin Masonic Lodge #109

New Bern Scottish Rite Lodge

Sudan Shriner

Pirate Club Representative; East Carolina Educational Foundation


 

 

 

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