First Posted: 2/19/2011
LUMBERTON — The filing period for the District 2 seat on the Lumberton City Council ended Friday with two candidates seeking the office.
They are David Cox and John “Big Wayne” Robinson. The winner of the special election, which will be held on April 5, will take the seat held by Wyatt Johnson, who resigned in December after holding it since 1985.
Cox, a lifelong Lumberton resident, was the first candidate to file for the open seat. He owns and operates Sammy’s Auto Sales on West Fifth Street, along with his father, Sammy Cox Jr.
Originally from Washington, D.C., Robinson, 47, has lived in Lumberton 42 years. He owns and operates Big Wayne’s Towing and Automotive on East Elizabethtown Road.
All of Lumberton Precinct No. 2 and part of Lumberton Precinct No. 1 is in District 2. The early voting period will be from March 17 to April 2. The deadline to register to vote in the election is March 11, although the early voting period allows a person to register and cast a ballot the same day. The election is non-partisan.
The election is expected to cost $10,000 to $12,000, a bill the city will pay.