The race for Pender County Sheriff was, by far, one of the more crowded primary races with seven Republican candidates. Alan Cutler took the top spot – with 50% of the vote. Randy Burton came in a distant second – with 17.6%. Cutler now faces Democratic challenger Lawrence Fennell.
Four-term Pender County Sheriff Carson Smith is taking a run at a North Carolina House seat. Smith will face Democrat John Johnson on the November ballot for House District 16 – formerly occupied by Republican Chris Millis. Bob Muller was appointed to fill out Millis’ term when he stepped away, but Muller did not run.
Pender County’s Board of Commissioners has two seats up for grabs. In District 3, Republican David Fallin challenged Incumbent and current Board Chair George Brown for a spot on the November ballot. Brown managed squeak out on top by a margin of 34 votes.
In District 1, David Williams faced no challenger. He goes on to face Democrat Morgan Lashaw, who beat Dorothy Royal by just 43 votes.
In Pender County, the Board of Education saw a primary challenge on the Democratic side: Reginald Terrell Moore faced June Robbins. With 60% of the vote, June Robbins goes on to battle Republican Ken Smith of District 4 in the November election.
This post has been corrected to reflect Alan Cutler's Democratic challenger in November.