Write-in candidate set to run against Willis
QUEENSTOWN — Queenstown voters will go to the polls Monday, Nov. 5.
Incumbent Queenstown Town Commissioner Thomas B. Willis Jr. was the only person to file for the upcoming town election by the Oct. 5 deadline, but Paul Cain filed Oct. 23 to run as a write-in candidate against him, according to Amy Moore, town clerk. The deadline for write-in challengers to file was Oct. 26.
The election is scheduled for 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at the town office.
There are 461 active voters listed for Queenstown, but that number is not completely accurate, Moore said. It still includes some people who have moved out of town limits and some people who have died, she said.
In the 2017 election, 153 residents voted; it was a contested race. In 2016, the race was uncontested, and only 28 people voted, Moore said.
If Willis re-elected, this would be his third consecutive term as commissioner and fourth overall since 1995. If Cain is elected, it would be his first term.
Terms for Queenstown commissioners are for three years, and the new term will begin Nov. 28.