Get Breaking News

Enter your email address to sign up.

July 30, 2014

choose text size bigger text smaller text
Originally published: 2013-07-18 08:58:55
Last modified: 2013-07-18 08:59:39

Filing ends Friday

Three incumbent candidates and one newcomer added their names to the municipal election mix on Monday and Tuesday: three for Beech Mountain Town Council and one for Blowing Rock Town Council.

Incumbent Tommy Klutz filed Tuesday for Blowing Rock Town Council, while incumbents Paul Piquet and Rick Miller filed for Beech Mountain Town Council.

Eddie Plante, who does not currently serve on the board, filed Monday for a Beech Mountain Town Council seat.

With only three days left in the filing window, Klutz’s filing creates the first competitive race of the fall.

Candidates Doug Matheson, Ray Pickett and Sue Sweeting filed for the Blowing Rock Town Council on July 5, and only three seats are available.

Prospective candidates have until noon Friday to register their candidacies with the Watauga County Board of Elections.

The current list of candidates now includes:

Andy Ball — mayor
Rennie Brantz — town council
Frank (Quint) David — town council
Jennifer Pena — town council

Blowing Rock
J.B. Lawrence — mayor
Doug Matheson — town council
Ray Pickett — town council
Sue Sweeting — town council
Tommy Klutz — town council

Seven Devils
David Hooper — town council
Kay Ehlinger — town council
David Ehmig — town council

Beech Mountain
Edward (Eddie) Plante — town council
Paul Piquet — town council
Rick Miller — town council

For more information and stories, see The Blowing Rocket.

ASU Sports

Local Business Marketplace

Find more businesses on

Attorneys · Automotive · Health Care
Home & Garden · Hotels & Lodging Restaurants
Retail · Recreation · Real Estate & Rentals · Services

Blowing Rock My Hometown