Pine Knoll Shores Mayor Running For Senate Seat

Monday was the first day candidates could file for the May primary and election offices were busy all across the east.

In Carteret County Pine Knoll Shores mayor Ken Jones announced he is going after fellow Republican Jean Preston's Senate seat this election year after she announced her retirement.

Jones has been mayor of Pine Knoll Shores since 2009. Since 2011, he's been serving as a Senate appointee of the eastern region economic development commission and governor's land compatibility task force.

The District 2 Senate seat includes Carteret, Craven and Pamlico Counties.

Here's a look at some of the other filings from Monday for statewide office. State Senate: Stan White (D) District 1, Jerry Evans (R) District 1, Norman Sanderson (R) District 2, Ed Jones (D) District 4, Harry Brown (R) District 6.

State House: Bill Luton (D) District 1, Bob Steinburg (R) District 1, Robert B. Clayton (D) District 3, Wayne Langston (R) District 3, Michael Speciale (R) District 3, Efton Sager (R) District 4, Annie Ward Mobley (D) District 5, Linda L. Blackburn (D) District 5, Paul Tine (D) District 6, Angela R. Bryant (D) District 7, Phillip Shepard (R) District 15, Jeff Howell (R) District 16, Jean Farmer Butterfield (D) District 24.


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  • by linda Location: pamlico county on Feb 23, 2012 at 07:49 AM
    It is a blessing that we have other candidates running for this office,MR Kenneth and Mr Randy Ramsey,after the disaster that norman sanderson has created with the ferry tolls in this district! People have found out they have been hood-winked by him! For some reason he felt that he didnt have to read the budget,answer or return concerned citizens calls,or try and lobby for his house district! He is not that kind of politician!!He also thinks that by trying to attach himself to Sen Jean Prestons name he will win votes! Nada it wont work Stay Home! We have your number!!
  • by adam on Feb 15, 2012 at 04:12 AM
    Good luck Mr. Jones. I hope you suceed. Who care if he was a hick from down east.
  • by Just what we don't need on Feb 14, 2012 at 07:35 AM
    Some hick from down east.......
  • by m on Feb 14, 2012 at 04:14 AM
    Well Mr Mayor you will find Raleigh a far sight different than PKS, it's not the same, no para military establishment up there.... Better put on your big buy britches..
  • by Beaufort County Democrat Location: Washington on Feb 13, 2012 at 08:24 PM
    To WITN - You misspelled Bob Cayton's name in the 3rd District House race...it's Cayton not Clayton. Thanks
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