Primary election results for General Assembly, local offices

Published 10:07 am Sunday, May 22, 2022

In the North Carolina Senate District 1 seat, Republicans nominated Norman W. Sanderson over Bob Steinburg. Both are incumbents pushed together in a newly redrawn district.

Overall, Sanderson, from Minnesott Beach, drew 12,660 votes or 55.51%. Steinburg, from Edenton, collected 10,150 or 44.49%.

Dare Republicans gave Steinburg 2,034 votes or 56.11%; Sanderson earned 1,591 votes or 43.89% in Dare County. In Hyde County, Steinburg received 282 votes or 69.8% to Sanderson’s 122 votes or 30.2%.

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The new district includes Dare, Hyde, Carteret, Pamlico, Washington, Chowan, Perquimans and Pasquotank counties.

In Currituck and Tyrrell counties, two Democrats vied for the nomination for the North Carolina NC Senate District 3 seat. North Carolina Senate District 3 includes 10 counties: Bertie, Camden, Currituck, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Martin, Northampton, Tyrrell and Warren.

The nominee is Valerie Jordan, from Warrenton, with 13,601 votes or 59.71%. Ernestine (Byrd) Bazemore, from Aulander, drew 9,179 votes or 40.29%.

In Currituck, Jordon racked up 318 votes or 60.34% to Bazemore’s 209 votes or 39.66%.

In Tyrrell, Jordan earned 200 votes or 65.79% to Bazemore’s 104 votes or 34.21%.

NC House of Representatives District 79 includes Beaufort, Dare, Hyde and Pamlico counties.

Dare and Hyde county Republicans participated in this primary. Keith Kidwell, from Chocowinity, won the nomination with 8,688 votes or 83.27% to votes for Ed Hege, from New Bern, of 1,745 or 16.73%.

Dare County Republicans voted for Kidwell with 1,431 votes or 76.85%. Ed Hege earned 431 votes or 23.15%. Hyde County Republicans cast 333 votes or 84.52% for Kidwell and 61 votes or 15.48% for Hege.

Dare County Board of Commissioners At-Large incumbent Ervin Bateman, from Kitty Hawk, is the nominee for the Republican Party. Bateman received 2,252 votes or 62.83%. His opponent Mike Burrus from Wanchese earned 1,332 votes or 37.17%.

In Currituck County Board of Commissioners District 3, three candidates, all from Moyock, sought this Republican Party nomination. J. Owen Etheridge is the party’s nominee with 1,279 votes or 46.63%. In second was Leigh Reagan-Smith with 905 votes or 32.9%. Jim Hutson received 559 votes or 20.38%.

For the Tyrrell County Board of Education, six people ran for election to three seats on this board. The election is non-partisan.

Elected to the board are Joni Marie Liverman with 221 votes or 28.48%; incumbent Robin Dunbar with 167 votes or 21.52%; and incumbent Karen Clough with 148 votes or 19.07%.

Also running for school board office but not elected are BB Hopkins with 117 votes or 15.08%; D.M. (Matt) Bryan with 93 votes or 11.98%; and incumbent Carlos Armstrong with 29 votes or 3.74%. One write-in vote was cast.’

North Carolina Board of Elections labels all these primary results “unofficial.”

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