A Republican from Rocky Mount filed Wednesday to run for the District 1 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Brent Shypulefski of Rocky Mount became the first Republican candidate to join the race for the District 1 seat, currently held by U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a Democrat from Wilson. Democratic candidate Dan Whittacre of Henderson also has filed to run for the position.
Also on Wednesday, Danny Hugh Colbert Jr., a Republican from Tarboro, filed to run for Edgecombe County sheriff. Sheriff James Knight, a Democrat, is seeking re-election to the position, and Democratic candidate J. Allen Dennie also has filed to run for the position.
Edgecombe County Commissioner Donald Boswell, a Democrat, filed Tuesday to seek re-election to the District 6 seat on the board.
The candidate filing period ends at noon Friday.