Thanks to a last-minute filing by 27-year-old Devin King for mayor, voters across the city of Greensboro will have a primary in this year’s slate of municipal elections.
King, a downtown resident who filed today, joins incumbent Nancy Vaughan and Sal Leone on the ballot for the Oct. 6 primary. Filing closed today at noon.
The only other race with a primary will be the contest in District 3, where former Guilford County Republican Party Chairman Chairman Michael Picarelli and Kurt Collins are contending against Justin Outling, who was appointed in June to replace Zack Matheny. Picarelli also filed today.
The top two finishers in each of the races will advance to the general election on Nov. 3.
With the exception of District 4, the number of candidates is perfectly set for contested races on the rest of the ballot during the Nov. 3 general election.
Vying for the three at-large seats, incumbents Yvonne Johnson, Marikay Abuzuaiter and Mike Barber will face Sylvine Hill, Brian Hoss and Marc Ridgill. Former council member Dianne Bellamy-Small seeks a rematch with incumbent Sharon Hightower in District 1. Thessa Pickett challenges incumbent Jamal Fox in District 2. And District 5 representative Tony Wilkins defends the seat against Maureen Washington.
Nancy Hoffmann, the sitting council member in District 4, is running unopposed.
— Eric Ginsburg and Jordan Green
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