Republicans Dominate in Avery: 75 Percent for Romney; Hicks, Griffith and Poteat Win County Commission

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:31 am

By Jesse Wood

Nov. 7, 2012. In a county where residents voted more than 74 percent for the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan ticket, it’s not suprising that all three Republican Avery County Board of Commissioners candidates won.

Although incumbent Kenny Poteat came in third in the voting, he received 2,600 more votes than the lone Democrat in the race – Douglas Owen. Poteat has been on the Avery County Board of Commissioners since 1994 and has been the chairman of the board since 2000. 

Avery County Commissioners (3 Available Seats)

  • Martha Jaynes Hicks (R)      5,357      30.73 percent
  • Robert (Reo) Griffith (R)      5,037      28.90 percent 
  • Kenny R. Poteat (R)      4,819      27.65 percent 
  • Douglas Owen (D)      2,217      12.72 percent

N.C. Senate District 45
Dan Soucek (R)      5,358      75.41 percent
Roy Carter (D)      1,747      24.59

District Results:

Soucek won 60.6 percent of the vote in the five counties represented by N.C. Senate District 45


N.C. House of Representatives District 85

Mitch Gillespie (R)      75.24 percent
J.R. Edwards (D)      24.76 percent

District Results:

Mitch Gillespie (R)      68.48 percent
J.R. Edwards (D)      31.52 percent


U.S. House of Representatives District 11

Mark Meadows (R)      74.68 percent
Hayden Rogers (D)      25.32 percent

District Results:

Mark Meadows (R)      57.4 percent
Hayden Rogers (D)      42.6 percent

 

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