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2024 Primary Election
Early Voting - dates: Feb 15 to Mar 2
Primary Election Day: March 5
For more information, see the
Franklin County Board of Elections

Candidates for the 2024 Election

To see all of the candidates who will appear on your individual ballot, click here: Voter Search, enter your name and select Franklin County, then scroll down to YOUR SAMPLE BALLOT

Primary Election 2024

County Board of Commissioners

At-Large Seat 7

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As a lifelong Franklin County resident, graduate of Louisburg High and NC State, and with two daughters in local public schools, I am proud to call Franklin County my home. I will work hard to see that everyone is represented fairly, to improve our schools, and to resolve issues with housing, emergency services, and other matters important to our county.

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Mrs. Coretta Scott King said “Greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” Together, we can cultivate an atmosphere that is conducive for change. To invoke growth, we must be in position to be heard; electing me would yield that collective voice. I am; what was, what is, and what is to come!

County Board of Education

Seat At - large 06

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Tammy Raynor Petrosillo




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I am running to be the change that I want to see and to bring common sense solutions to the table that will benefit our teachers, our students & families, and ultimately our community.

As always, I look forward to engaging with the Franklin County community as I work to make Franklin County Schools stronger and better.


General Election 2024

North Carolina General Assembly

North Carolina District Court Judge

NC Senate 11

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I am excited to announce my candidacy for the position of State Senator for District 11.

As a proud member of this community, I am committed to representing your voices and working hard to make positive changes that will shape our future.

Join me on this journey to build a better tomorrow and a brighter future for all of us. Together, we can create positive change, strengthen our community, and leave a legacy for future generations.

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Katherine Burnette


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Katherine Burnette is the incumbent district court judge in District 11A, serving Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance and Warren counties. Burnette was appointed by Governor Roy Cooper in 2018 and was elected in the 2020 primary. A former federal and state prosecutor, she earned two national awards for her work and her team's work for  crime victims. She is grateful to serve the district.

District 11A Seat 2

County Board of Commissioners

Seat 1

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Ryan Williams



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A Youngsville neighbor, parent, 25-year community volunteer, and Project Management professional with vast working experience, Ryan Williams is a dedicated candidate with a desire for constructive growth, sound and quality infrastructure, a reasonable tax base, and most of all - a prosperous, diverse community for Franklin County.

Seat 3

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Franklin County, thank you, for allowing me to represent you. It's been an honor serving the citizens through our shared values in a rural community. Now that I have filed for re-election, I hope you will consider supporting me as I seek to continue building up our community through those values we all share.

Register of Deeds

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I am committed to fostering transparency, efficiency, and accessibility in the Register of Deeds office. With a background in real estate and a passion for community service, I'm dedicated to modernizing our systems and ensuring every resident's property rights are protected. Together, let's build a Register of Deeds that serves everyone equitably. 

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