As the filing period continues, two more incumbents stepped forward to officially declare their plans to seek re-election in Old Fort.

This year, voters in both Marion and Old Fort will be asked to choose some of their leaders.

For the Old Fort race, two incumbents filed to run for another term on the Board of Aldermen.

Jamie Grindstaff, 51, of 543 E. Main St. filed late Friday afternoon to seek another term on the Board of Aldermen. Grindstaff is employed as a correctional officer and has served multiple terms as an alderman.

And on Wednesday, Jimmie Harris, 87, of 427 E. Main St. filed to seek another term on the board. He served two terms as an alderman from 1995 to 2003 and again more recently. He is retired.

They will join fellow incumbent and Mayor Pro Tem Andrew Carlton, who is also seeking re-election. Three seats on the Old Fort board are up for election this year.

In Marion, two seats on the City Council are up for election this year. These seats are now held by Billy Martin and Don Ramsey, who have both filed to run for re-election.

The 2019 municipal election will be held in both Marion and Old Fort and the candidate filing period started Friday at noon. It will end Friday, July 19 at noon. Persons interested in filing to run for these offices may do so at the McDowell County Board of Elections in the County Administration Building at 60 E. Court St. in Marion. The fee to file as a candidate is $5, according to the county election officials.

Election Day is Nov. 5.

For further information on offices that will be on the 2019 Municipal Election ballot, contact Kimberly Welborn, director of elections at 652-7121, ext. 342.

Get today’s top stories right in your inbox. Sign up for our daily newsletter.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.