Unofficial Results for May 6 Primary

Published Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7:18 pm

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By Jesse Wood

May 6, 2014. The polls for the May 6 primary close at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and the results should all be in by 8:30 p.m. The results will be posted in a list format below as soon as the State Board of Elections and local elections boards in Watauga and Avery counties tally the votes.

Those winning partisan races in the primary by more than 40 percent of the vote will move onto the ballots of the general election in November. However, some races may be effectively called on Tuesday night because no challenger from an opposing party exists – such as the District Attorney for the 24th Prosecutorial District, which has three GOP candidates and none from other parties.

If the winner of a partisan primary race receives less than 40 percent of the vote, the second-highest votegetter can request a runoff that would take place several weeks from now, according to Avery County Board of Elections Director Sheila Ollis. Those races with a potential runoff will be noted below.

While some of the contests only span one county, others such as the U.S. Senate races span, of course, multiple counties. Unless noted results listed below tally all the voting districts for a particular race whether its all the precincts of a certain county or all the districts of a U.S. House of Representative seat or the entire state for a U.S. Senate seat.


Unofficial Results for Avery and Watauga Races

Watauga County Board of Elections Director Jane Ann Hodges said the results won’t become official until after the upcoming canvass.

GOP PRIMARY 

U.S. Senate *# (To challenge for Kay Hagan’s seat)

  • Thom Tillis – 46 percent
  • Jim Snyder – 1.9 percent
  • Edward Kryn – 0.38 percent
  • Mark Harris – 17.56 percent
  • Heather Grant – 4.7 percent
  • Alex Lee Bradshaw – 0.72 percent
  • Greg Brannon – 27.14 percent
  • Ted Alexander – 1.89 percent

*State Results

#Winner to face Democratic Challenger in November


U.S. House of Representatives District 5*#

  • Virginia Foxx (I) – 75 percent
  • Phillip Doyle – 25 percent

*District Results 

#Winner to face Democratic Challenger in November


District Attorney for 24th Prosecutorial District*

  • Britt Bingham Springer – 33 percent
  • Nathan A. Miller – 19 percent
  • Seth Banks – 48 percent

*District Results


Watauga County Board of Commissioners District 3#

  • Karen Greene Lerch – 51 percent
  • Matt Klutz – 1,553 – 49 percent

#Winner faces Democratic Challenger in November


Watauga County Board of Commissioners District 5#

  • Allen Trivette – 34 percent
  • Jimmy Hodges – 66 percent

#Winner faces Democratic Challenger in November


Avery County Board of Commissioners (Three seats)

  • Blake Vance – 15.01 percent
  • Kenny Regan Poteat (I) – 12.45 percent
  • John A. Millan – 6.61 percent
  • Faith Lacey – 11.84 percent
  • Maxine Harmon Laws – 13.82 percent
  • Glenn Johnson – 10 percent
  • Clayton A. Harpold – 8.74 percent
  • Powell Glidewell – 3.01 percent
  • Phyllis Forbes – 8.36 percent
  • Kevin Benfield – 10.17 percent

– Runoff likely because of split votes


Avery County Sheriff

  • Anthony Pollygus – 10.93 percent
  • Reo Griffith – 25.74 percent
  • Kevin Frye – 63.34 percent

– Since no Democratic challenger, race effectively called 


DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY 

U.S. Senate *#

  • Will Stewart – 14 percent
  • Ernest T. Reeves – 9 percent
  • Kay Hagan (I) – 77 percent

*State Results

#Winner to face GOP challenger in November


U.S. House of Representatives District 5*# (To challenge Virginia Foxx’s seat)

  • Will Stinson – 17 percent
  • Gardenia Henley – 26 percent
  • Michael W. Holleman – 23 percent
  • Josh Brannon – 33 percent

*District Results

#Winner to face GOP challenger in November

– Runoff possible


U.S. House of Representatives District 11*# (To challenge Mark Meadows’ seat)

  • Keith Ruehl – 46 percent
  • Tom Hill – 54 percent

*District Results

#Winner will challenge incumbent Mark Meadows in November


 

LIBERTARIAN PRIMARY

U.S. Senate*# (To challenge for Kay Hagan’s seat)

  • Sean Haugh – 61 percent
  • Tim D’Annunzio – 39 percent

*State Results

#Winner to face GOP, Democratic challengers in November


NONPARTISAN RACES (On all ballots)

N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice*#

  • Eric Levinson – 37 percent
  • Robin Hudson – 43 percent
  • Jeanette Doran – 21 percent

*State Results

#Two will make it on the ballot for November

Watauga County Board of Education

The top six will move on to the general election to vie for three seats on the board.

  • Adam L. Trivette – 2,083 (12.39 percent)
  • Kurt D. Michael – 2,411 (14.35 percent)
  • Josh Kanoy – 1,635 (9.77 percent)
  • Ron Henries (I) – 1,992 (11.53 percent)
  • Ronny Holste – 2,292 (13.62 percent)
  • Jay Fenwick – 2,836 (16.86 percent)
  • Tiffany Christian – 1,235 (7.36 percent)
  • Jason K. Cornett – 2,371 (14.12 percent)

Avery County Board of Education* (Two seats)

  • Robert D. Clark – 32.57 percent
  • John Glenn Hicks – 32.13 percent
  • Steve H. Smith – 34.81 percent

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