Unofficial results posted for Yadkin, Wilkes


Staff Report



Primary Day in Yadkin County was a busy one. By 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Forbush voting precinct reported 337 voters, Boonville with 212, Deep Creek with 119, East Bend with 169 and North Liberty with 187, just to name a few.

Elaine Barnes, Yadkin County Board of Elections director, said they had received numerous calls from the precincts Tuesday. The change in voter ID law which now requires voters to present a photo ID didn’t seem to cause any problems. However, Barnes said they did receive multiple calls in regard to voters who were not sure where to vote.

Unofficial poll results for the county were posted to the state board of elections website at 9:42 p.m. Tuesday.

The four open seats on the Yadkin County School Board will be filled by incumbents Rex “Buck” Baity (5,932 votes), Jennifer Hemric (5,690 votes), Lynn Allred (5,648 votes), and newcomer Sharon M. Yale (5,307 votes).

In the primary for the county board of commissioners, incumbents David Moxley (5,169 votes), Kevin Austin (4,739 votes) and Marion G. Welborn (4,108 votes) will be on the ballot in November. Bryan Wyatt trailed the incumbents in the primary, coming in with 3,329 votes.

In the Republican primary for NC Governor, incumbent Pat McCrory claimed 77.62 percent of the vote. Democrat Roy Cooper claimed 74.72 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary for the November gubernatorial race.

In the primary race for NC state senate for District 31, incumbent Joyce Krawiec (3,578 votes) beat out Yadkin County native Dempsey Brewer (2,841 votes).

Incumbent Lee Zachary of the NC House of Representatives also claimed a victory in the primary with 5,100 votes.

In the Presidential primary, Republican candidate Donald Trump received the majority vote in Yadkin County with 3,436 votes, 44.27 percent.

In the Democratic Primary, Hillary Clinton received 48.04 percent of the vote in Yadkin County with a total of 832 votes.

The Connect NC Bond also did favorably in Yadkin County with 56.04 percent of voters in favor of the bond.

Wilkes County numbers are in

For Wilkes County, in the Republican primary for county commissioner, candidates Eddie Settle (7,408 votes), Keith Elmore (7,032) and Gary D. Blevins (6,443) will be on the November ballot. Brian Minton came up short with 6,036 votes.

In the Republic register of deeds race, Misty Smithey took 7,091 votes and the spot on the November ballot. Candidate David Gambill received 3,579 votes, and Scott Church received 1,180.

In race with six candidates for three seats on the Wilkes County Board of Education, the top vote getters were Darren Shumate with 7,076, Kirk Walker with 6,791 and Leslie Settle Barnes with 6,520. Other candidates were Gary L. Blevins (5,844), Larry Pendry (5,735) and Hardin Kennedy III (5,389). There were 186 miscellaneous write-ins.

The majority of the county favored the Connect NC Bond with 8,442 voting for it, and 6,755 against.

In the presidential primaries, Wilkes voters favored Republican Donald Trump with 5,889, or 46.62 percent, and Democrat Hillary Clinton with 2,107, or 50.38 percent of the vote.

For U.S. Senate, the county voters cast 8,358 ballots for Richard Burr in the Republican primary, and 1,937 for Deborah Ross in the Democratic primary.

For governor, votes were 8,985 for Republican primary candidate Pat McCrory, and 2,979 for Roy Cooper on the Democratic primary.

The lieutenant governor Democratic primary was won by Linda Coleman with 1,456 in Wilkes County.

Attorney general candidate Buck Newton with 5,245 won Republican in Wilkes, while Josh Stein for Democrat won 7,431.

Republican Steve Troxler took the high votes in Wilkes with 7,431 for commissioner of agriculture, and Mike Causey with 3,634 took commissioner of insurance in Wilkes. In the Democratic primary for commissioner of labor, Mazie Ferguson had the highest votes in the county at 1,777, and Michael LaPaglia had the highest for the secretary of state Republican primary with 4,567.

For superintendent of public instruction, Mark Johnson won Wilkes on the Republican ticket with 5,777, while June Atkinson won the Democratic ticket with 2,614.

For state treasurer, Ron Elmer took Wilkes on the Democratic primary with 1,851.

Also, Dwight Shook had 249 votes over Lee Zachary’s 205 in Wilkes County for the primary for state house of representatives District 73. But Shook was defeated in the district-wide race.

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