Wilkins will run against fellow Republicans Hank Henning and Jeremy Williams, but he wasn't the only candidate to file before the final deadline at 5 p.m. March 9. Democrats Dan Miller of Greensboro and Linda Kellerman of High Point both filed yesterday for District 6 as well, bringing the number of candidates from two on Thursday up to five.
In a press release, Wilkins emphasized his service as Executive Director of the Guilford County Republican Party for two years and the facts that he spent his entire life in the county and experience running a furniture business. "He pledges to work tirelessly for jobs, economic growth, and public safety," the release said.
There is no incumbent running for the new seat.
Also yesterday, Republican Noah Messick of Gibsonville filed for District 4 Commissioner, running against Republicans Jerry Branson of Julian and Douglas Williams of Greensboro, who filed two days prior. Incumbent Kirk Perkins is the only Democrat running for the seat.
As filing closed for the County Commissioner races, Democrat Ray Trapp was ensured victory in District 8, as no other candidates filed for the seat.
For more filing information, visit the Board of Election's filing list.