Banks recommits to November election; Ingle confirms he will not seek board seat

Published 3:21 pm Friday, April 19, 2019

In a series of unexpected statements, District Two Supervisor Lloyd Banks confirmed to The Herald Friday he would run for re-election after previously announcing he would not run, and District Three Supervisor Kevin Ingle confirmed Friday morning that he will not seek re-election to the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors after previously announcing he would run.

Lloyd Banks

“At the request of citizens across the county, I will be running for (District Two) Supervisor in Cumberland in November,” Banks said in a statement Friday afternoon. 

Banks had been among the first supervisors to say he would not run for re-election during the March Board of Supervisors meeting.

In a statement Friday morning, Ingle said “I have had a change of heart and will not be seeking the District (Three) board position.”

Initially, during the March board of supervisors meeting, Ingle said he intended to run for re-election.

Ingle said in a statement to The Herald that when he finishes his term in December, he will have served on the board for eight years.

District One Supervisor William “Bill” Osl and District Four Supervisor David Meinhard have all previously confirmed they will not be running for re-election this year.

Kevin Ingle

The Cumberland Registrar’s Office confirmed Friday that all terms for the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors and Cumberland County School Board are set to expire this year and will be up for election.

County Administrator and County Attorney Vivian Seay Giles presented her resignation to members of the board during a closed session meeting Tuesday, April 9.

District Five Supervisor Parker Wheeler did not disclose during the March meeting whether he intended to run or not run for re-election.

This is a developing report. See the Wednesday edition in print and online for more.