Currituck’s Beaumont only local in crowded field for Jones’ seat

By on March 7, 2019

Paul Beaumont.

With a day left to file with the state Board of Elections, 19 candidates have signed up to run for the unexpired term of 3rd District U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones, who died Feb. 10.

Of the candidates who have filed so far, four are Democrats and 13 are Republicans. One is a Libertarian and one is a member of the Constitution Party.

Only one is from Currituck or Dare county, Republican Paul Beaumont of Shawboro. Beaumont is a Currituck County commissioner.

A special election to fill Jones’ seat will be held on July 9. A special primary election will be held on April 30, 2019. Absentee voting for the special primary election will begin on March 15, 2019.

The winner will fill the remainder of the two-year term in the Third Congressional District, which includes all or parts of Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan, Tyrrell, Dare, Hyde, Beaufort, Pamlico, Carteret, Pitt, Craven, Onslow, Jones, Lenoir and Greene counties.

Jones, a Republican, served in the House of Representatives for 24 years.

Candidates should file notices of candidacy with the State Board of Elections between March 4 and March

The special general election would take place July 9, unless a primary runoff is required. If a primary runoff occurs on July 9, the special general election would then be held on Sept. 10.

Absentee voting for the July 9 election will begin on May 24. If the Sept. 10 election date is needed, absentee voting will start on July 26, 2019.

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