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Guilford County Board seats up for grabs

Politics

By John Suayan | Mar 3, 2020

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Several seats on the Guilford County Board of Commissioners are up for grabs.

District 5, 6 and 8 will be on today's primary ballot while a fourth seat, District 4, is up for reelection and does not have a primary.

All eyes are on the race for District 5, which could possibly change the political makeup of the nine-member body. Current Chairman Jeff Phillips, a Republican, is not seeking reelection, so both parties are fielding candidates for the chance to be his successor. Should the winner be a Democrat, the board will achieve a 5-4 Democratic majority.

According to the Greensboro News & Record, the primary will decide the overall winner in District 8, while the District 6 winner will face a challenger in November.

Like his party mate Phillips, District 6 Chairman Hank Henning will not seek reelection. District 8 Democratic Chairman Melvin “Skip” Alston is set to compete in a primary, which, given the lack of a Republican candidate, essentially decides the winner of the seat.

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