Murphy wins Republican nomination for Jones seat; election Sept. 10
Published 4:15 pm Friday, July 12, 2019
On July 9, physician and state Representative Greg Murphy won the Republican nomination for the North Carolina Third Congressional District, a seat vacant since the death of Walter B. Jones Jr.
Murphy will now face Democratic nominee Allen Thomas, former mayor of Greenville and Constitution Party candidate Greg Holt and Libertarian Tim Harris. The special election is set for Sept. 10, 2019.
In the second primary election, Murphy from Greenville won decisively garnering 21,444 votes or 59.7 percent of the vote over pediatrician Joan Perry, from Kinston.
In northeastern North Carolina, Republican voters in Dare, Camden, Chowan, Tyrrell, Hyde, and Perquimans supported Murphy. Perry carried Currituck and Pasquotank.
The third district has 17 counties and 236 precincts. Republicans cast 35,945 votes across the district.
Voting results across the district:
Dare: Murphy, 839; Perry 501
Currituck: Perry 575; Murphy 426
Camden: Murphy 201; Perry 140
Pasquotank: Perry 452; Murphy 435
Perquimans: Murphy 368; Perry 241
Chowan: Murphy: 456; Perry 229
Tyrrell: Murphy 84; Perry 58
Hyde: Murphy 145; Perry 52
Pitt: Murphy: 4,835; Perry 1,048
Beaufort: Murphy 1,960; Perry 1,027
Pamlico: Murphy 548; Perry 237
Craven: Murphy: 3,526; Perry 2,027
Carteret: Murphy 3,507; Perry 2,096
Jones: Perry 323; Murphy 250
Lenoir: Perry 2,236; Murphy 754
Greene: Perry 399; Murphy 320
Onslow: Murphy 2,790; Perry 2,786