Incumbent mayor facing off against two contenders

Published 7:00 pm Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In Franklin County, citizens of Bude will be facing some decisions at the polls come June 4.

Three candidates are vying for the position of mayor, with two hopefuls seeking to oust the incumbent Earl Case. Linda Gail Green and former Bude mayor, Arthur Mack Littleton, have announced their candidacy for the position.

Mayor Case outlined his reasoning for pursuing another term on Tuesday.

“I considered not even running again, but I had too much invested that I’m not going to give up on it,” Case said.

“I want to see all that go forward,” he added.

Case commented on his past two terms as mayor.

“I’m the same as I was eight years ago,” he continued. “I want to be fair to everybody.”

Challengers Green and Littleton chose not to comment at this time.

All Bude candidates are running as independents and will face off in the general election in June.

Incumbent Ward Three Alderman Tommy Anthony Gibbs Sr. is also facing opposition for his position.

Jeffrey Quick looks to replace Gibbs, and explained his intentions if elected.

“We deserve better than what we are getting,” Quick said. “My goal is to do that.

“We need to clean the town up; fix water leaks, put asphalt in pot holes, make the town look better,” he maintained. “We need to take pride in the town.”

Gibbs was unavailable for comment on his re-election plans.

Running un-opposed for alderman at large is Grady Huff.

Also running un-opposed are: Norma Jean Kelly, Alderman Ward One; John Knight, Ward Two; and Fannie M. Brown, Ward Four.