Second primary appearing unlikely in Vance County

May. 13, 2014 @ 07:55 PM

Statewide election results were verified through a canvass on Tuesday and Vance County appears unlikely to have a second primary, according to Faye Gill.

Gill, the director of the county election board, wrote in an email the State Board of Elections had sent information out on Monday related to a second primary. Gill said Vance County was not included in the information.

In the one race distinct to the county, the final tally for Gloria White defeating Carolyn Faines in the District 1 school board campaign was 492-342. White had a 178-84 edge in the early voting.

Elsewhere in Vance County:

• Mike Waters’ edge over Cindy Bostic for the district attorney seat was 3,218-1,061.

• G.K. Butterfield’s edge over Henderson’s Dan Whittacre in the U.S. House District 1 Democratic Primary was 2,514-792.

• In the U.S. House District 1 Republican Primary, Brent Shypulesfski clipped Arthur Rich 217-216.

• Brenda Cleary’s 637 votes in the U.S. House District 13 Democratic Primary easily outpaced 96 by Virginia Conlon and 30 by Ron Sanyal.

• In the U.S. Senate Democratic Primary, Kay Hagan had 3,056 votes, Will Stewart 615 and Ernest Reeves 404.

• In the U.S. Senate Republican Primary, Thom Tillis had 328 votes, Greg Bannon 204 and none of the other six running had more than 64 votes.

• The U.S. Senate Libertarian Primary drew only six total votes, split evenly between Sean Haugh and Tim D’Annunzio.

• The state Supreme Court Associate Justice race was dominated by Robin Hudson with 2,670 votes to 992 for Jeanette Doran and 887 for Eric Levinson.

In Granville County, the primary winners were similar to Vance County with the exception of the district attorney race. Bostic carried the county 4,120-1,883.

The final tallies in the school board races showed Tom Houlihan edging Brenda Dickerson-Daniel 976-934 and Danny Eudy ahead of Rose Lyon 393-335. Toney Smith, who was unopposed, also won.

Brindell Wilkins Jr.’s win in the sheriff’s race included 4,526 votes to 833 for Jamye Hughes and 680 for Ronald Smith Sr. Yancey Washington clipped C.F. Knott 2,701-2,525 in the Clerk of Superior Court Democratic Primary.

Elsewhere, the respective county leaders were Butterfield, Cleary, Hagan, Tillis, Haugh and Hudson. Rich bested Shypulesfski, 388-267.

Also, Granville leaders included Phil Berger Jr. in the U.S. House District 6 Republican Primary; Bruce Davis 408-304 over Laura Fjeld in the U.S. House District 6 Democratic Primary; Larry Yarborough in the N.C. House District 2 Republican Primary; and Dalton Huff in the N.C. House District 2 Democratic Primary.

Warren County, like several other counties according to its election board director, had trouble transmitting to the state board and will complete the process today. Debbie Formyduval, in an email to The Dispatch, said the canvass was completed Tuesday afternoon and the county board was in communication with the state board regarding the delay.