Battle lines drawn for Guilford County Commissioner races

Three Guilford County commissioners were elected today. No, it’s not election day. But it is the end of the candidate filing period. Three races were decided when the filing period ended with only one declared candidate. Barring drastic changes, District Seven ¬†incumbent Carolyn Coleman will return to the board without facing an opponent in the fall. Newcomers include Alan Perdue in District 2, who replaces Chairman Bill Bencini who decided not to seek reelection. Justin Conrad will join the board when new members are sworn in following November’s general election. Conrad replaces the retiring Linda Shaw in District 3.

At-large incumbent Kay Cashion faces former Commissioner Kirk Perkins in a Democratic primary in May. The winner will face Republican challenger Larry Proctor in the general election.

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