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All four candidates hoping to be elected as a Hyde County commissioner will be at the Community Center at 1 p.m. Saturday to talk about issues.

Hyde County has five county commissioners representing five townships, one of which is Ocracoke. Two of those seats are held by current commissioners Barry Swindell (Currituck Township) and Dick Tunnell (Swan Quarter Township), who did not seek reelection.  

All registered voters in Hyde County can vote for all commissioner candidates since they represent the county at large.

For islanders, voting for county commissioners who live on the mainland is as important as voting for a candidate representing Ocracoke. 

Ken Collier
Shannon Swindell

Ken Collier, Republican, and Michael (Shannon) Swindell, Unaffiliated, are running for the Currituck Township seat.

James (Little Brother) Topping

Chris Williams

James (Little Brother) Topping, a Democrat, is running for the Swan Quarter Township. Chris Williams is a write-in candidate.

The candidates on the ballot have shared some of their views with the Ocracoke Observer. Click here to read them.

This debate is sponsored by the Hyde County Democrats, Ocracoke precinct.


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