No second primary; Owens on track for ballot

Published 8:27 am Thursday, May 17, 2018

There will be no second primary for local elections.

Davie Elections Director Tabatha Parrish said that all winning candidates in the primary race for sheriff, board of education and county commissioner will remain.

She also reported that independent candidate Barbara Owens had turned in petitions with more than enough signatures to get her on the ballot in November for the board of education; but the elections office has not completed verification of those signatures.

If verified, Owens will join Democrat Vicky M. Moore and Republicans Clint Junker, Lori  Sluder Smith and David Carroll on the November ballot. Voters will choose from three of those candidates.

Republicans will be alone on the November ballot for sheriff (incumbent J.D. Hartman), clerk of court (incumbent Ellen Drechsler), and board of county commissioners (James V. Blakley and Benita Finney). Blakley and Finney beat challengers Robert Wisecarver, John Ferguson and Charles Odell Williams in the primary.

Dan Barrett of Advance lost in his bid for a N.C. Senate seat by just over 200 votes in the Republican primary from Davie and a portion of Forsyth County.