Candidates planning to file for any open political office in Chesterfield County have until March 30 to officially proclaim their bid for the job. So far, only a few of those who have filed are facing competition.
As of press time Wednesday, the only two people who have filed to run for sheriff are J.D. Dixon and Jay Brooks. However, a large sign, nearly billboard size, on Market Street Extension near Teals Mill, has been up for a couple weeks asking people to vote for Sam Parker for sheriff of Chesterfield County.
Sanford “Sam” Marion Parker Jr., who faces criminal charges in court April 7, served as Chesterfield County’s sheriff for more than 10 years. Current Sheriff, Robert Lee, who was appointed by the governor when Parker was removed from office in March of 2013, has said he will not seek election to the office.
County Councilman Crawford Moore, of Cheraw, is the incumbent candidate for District 8. Bob Robeson has filed in that district to run against Moore. So far, the other two county council seats up for re-election, Gerald Miller in District 2 and Al Johnson in District 3, are not facing opposition.
Richard Yow will be running on the Republican ticket for the House of Representatives District 53, and Anthony Waymeyers has filed to run on the Democratic ticket for the same office.
None of the three school board members facing re-election have an opponent at this point. Kim Burch, Darin Coleman and Wesley Miles have all filed their candidacy.
Gail Ingram, who will soon retire from her teaching position with Cheraw High School, has filed to run for Probate Judge.
The primary election will be held June 10. For daily updates on who has filed for office in Chesterfield County visit scvotes.org.
— Karen Kissiah can be reached at 843-537-5261.