• 48°

Elect 2012: Carl Ford to run for state House

By Karissa Minn
kminn@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY — At least one seat on the Rowan County Board of Commissioners will be wide open for the 2012 election.
Commissioner Carl Ford has decided to run for a seat in the state House, he said Monday night. And Commissioner Raymond Coltrain won’t say whether or not he’s running for re-election.
Ford announced his candidacy for N.C. House District 76 at a meeting of the local Republican Party. Rep. Fred Steen, who currently represents the district, had filed to run for Congress just hours before.
Tuesday morning, Ford said he sees the state office as an opportunity to better serve the county and begin to serve another. The 76th district now includes southeastern Rowan and northeastern Cabarrus County.
“After talking to many people and praying about this decision, I felt like it was the right thing to do,” he said. “Not that there isn’t more to do on the county commission — there is and always will be for whoever’s elected.”
According to the county elections office website, Ford had not filed by the end of the day Tuesday. Once he does, he will give up the chance to run as an incumbent county commissioner this year.
The second board seat up for grabs in 2012 belongs to Coltrain, who said Monday he isn’t commenting to the press yet about his plans.
Two days into North Carolina’s filing period, four candidates have filed already to run for those two spots. Craig Pierce, Gus Andrews and Joel Johnson are entering the race on the Republican side, and Carrol Crawford is running as a Democrat.
Filing began at noon Monday and will end at noon on Feb. 29.
Contact reporter Karissa Minn at 704-797-4222.
Twitter: twitter.com/postcopolitics
Facebook: facebook.com/ Karissa.SalisburyPost

Comments

Comments closed.

Education

Rowan County administers 700 vaccines, with majority going to local educators

Crime

Shoplifting at Walmart presents challenge for Salisbury police

Local

Commissioners will hear details about changes to solar energy policies

Business

After overcoming obstacles, local barber Daniel King earns registered status

Lifestyle

39th annual K12 student exhibitions go virtual

Business

Biz Roundup: Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Salute to Agri-Business’ at March Power in Partnership

Local

Local legislators back bills ranging from new restrictions on sex offenders to Holocaust education

News

After surviving COVID-19 scare, Lois Willard set to celebrate 100th birthday

High School

Carson rolls over South 41-0 as about 600 allowed in to see season opener for both

Education

East Spencer after school program looks toward opening, nonprofit status

Lifestyle

Frank Ramsey inducted into the NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame

College

Livingstone’s Stoutamire inducted into 2021 CIAA Hall of Fame

Nation/World

J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

Coronavirus

13 deaths reported in Rowan, county stresses need to receive second dose

Coronavirus

10% of Rowan residents receive first dose; eight COVID-19 deaths reported this week

News

North Carolina State Highway Patrol commander to retire

Education

UNC School of the Arts may go for online learning due to COVID-19 spread

Coronavirus

Greensboro site to administer 3,000 daily vaccine doses starting March 10

Nation/World

Update: $1.9 trillion relief bill passes House, moves on to Senate

Nation/World

Lady Gaga’s dogs recovered safely

Coronavirus

Update: FDA follows advisers’ recommendation, OKs single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

Local

Post wins 18 N.C. Press Association Awards

Education

Cooper vetoes bill that would force K-12 schools to reopen

Local

Lanning named Spencer’s fire chief