Tyrrell County election results reported

Published 2:13 pm Sunday, November 8, 2020

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In Tyrrell County, six contenders vied for three seats on the county’s Board of Commissioners.

In in the 2020 election, top vote getters are Democrat Dorothy Spencer with 503 votes, Robert Thompson, Republican, with 455 votes and Democrat incumbent Tommy Everett, current chairman of the board, with 257 votes.

The trio defeated former sheriff Darryl Liverman who drew 229 votes, Republican Seth Allen Gibbs with 200 votes and incumbent Lawrence Swain, who is unaffiliated, with 135 votes.

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Democrat Gene P. Boger, current register of deeds, was unopposed. Her vote total was 1,446.

Wesley Hopkins was returned to his supervisor position on the Soil and Water Conservation District for Tyrrell County.

Federal and state contest results in Tyrrell voting

President: Donald J. Trump pulled in 1,043 votes or 57.47%. Joseph R. Biden received 757 votes or 41.71% in Tyrrell County voting. Some 15 votes were cast for three other party candidates and write-ins, which received three.

U.S. Senate: Thom Tillis hauled in 944 votes or 52.97%. Democrat Cal Cunningham gathered 777; Shannon W. Bray, a Libertarian, won 37; and Kevin E. Hayes grabbed 24.

U.S. House of Representatives for NC District 3: Republican Greg Murphy drew 1,011 votes or 58.17% of the votes cast. He defeated Daryl Farrow who received 727 votes.

North Carolina Governor: Current Lt. Governor Dan Forest won Tyrrell County. Forest claimed 974 votes in the county while current Democratic Governor Roy Cooper polled 810 or 45% of the votes. Statewide, Cooper won a second term.

North Carolina Lt. Governor: Republican Mark Robinson pulled 1,015 votes or 57.87% of the votes while Democrat Yvonne Lewis Holley drew 739 votes or 42.13%. Statewide, Robinson won the election.

In statewide races for Council of State, Tyrrell voters consistently gave Republican candidates the top votes with percentages ranging from 51.04% up to 60.31% of the votes cast. Republican Steve Troxler drew the most votes with 1,059 for the incumbent commissioner of agriculture.

For the North Carolina Senate seat representing Tyrrell County, Bob Steinburg carried the county with 981 votes or 56.31% defeating Dare County resident Tess Judge, who pulled 761 votes. Steinburg won re-election.

For the North Carolina House representative, Republican Ed Goodwin won 961 votes or 55.65% to Democrat Emily Bunch Nicholson who polled 766 votes.

Two district court judges were unopposed for re-election. Democrat Judge Keith B. Mason received 1,148 votes. Democrat Judge Chris McLendon polled 1,209 votes. The judges serve in the Second Judicial District composed of Beaufort, Hyde, Tyrrell and Washington counties.



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