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SEN. MARTIN FACES CHALLENGE GUILFORD OFFICIAL FILES FOR DISTRICT 31 SEAT; LINEBERRY SEEKS 4TH TERM
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SEN. MARTIN FACES CHALLENGE GUILFORD OFFICIAL FILES FOR DISTRICT 31 SEAT; LINEBERRY SEEKS 4TH TERM

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Guilford County Board of Social Services member O.C. Stafford is challenging Sen. Bill Martin for the state Senate District 31 seat, and state Rep. Al Lineberry Sr. is seeking re-election to a fourth term from House District 27.

Stafford and Lineberry filed for election Wednesday.Stafford, 56, is a Republican. He lives at 3702 Holts Chapel Road and is an information systems staff member at AT&T.

He said he believes he can win the seat because Martin, a Democrat, has neglected his constituents and spends more time in Raleigh than he does in Greensboro.

``I think we need to turn the representation to the district,' Stafford said. ``Any number of people complain about getting in touch with him.'

Stafford said this is his first bid for elected office since he ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Greensboro City Council in the late 1960s. District 31 includes part of Guilford County.

Lineberry, 71, is a Democrat. He owns Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home and lives at 26 Sturbridge Lane.

Lineberry is a longtime civic community leader and has been president of the Greensboro Symphony Society.

In the legislature, Lineberry has headed a special House economic development committee and was on a committee formed to select a low-level radioactive waste site.

House District 27 includes most of Greensboro and a few rural Guilford County precincts.

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