Party conventions for both the Democratic and the Republican parties have been scheduled in Hamlet. The purpose of this convention is to select the nominees for all town offices for which more than one candidate has filed.
The Democratic party convention will be held at the Hamlet Fire Station on August 15 at 7 p.m. Two Democrats have filed for seats on the Hamlet Town Council – Ward 2: Dean Hoy Goble and Kerry Stone. The Hamlet Town Council – Ward 3 seat is also contested. Frank Lonigro, Jr. and Leo Robert Yung have both filed for this position.
The Republican party convention will take place on August 20 at 2 p.m., also at the Hamlet Fire Station. Two positions are currently contested: Clerk-Treasurer, and the position for Hamlet Town Council – Ward 2. Debra Goble and Jill Hovarter are both running for the Clerk-Treasurer position, and Dave Kesvormas, Sr. and Todd Leinbach are running for Council – Ward 2.