Greene County Sheriff is reelected; Constitution Party candidate wins
Greene County saw some incumbents win reelection while an upset came in a contested commissioner’s race.
Democrat Don Davis, the former mayor of Snow Hill, beat Republican challenger Kimberly Webb, winning 53.7 percent of the vote in Greene County, and 55 percent overall in the race for N.C. State Senate District 5.
In the race for the redrawn N.C. House District 10, incumbent House Majority Leader John Bell defeated Democratic challenger Tracy Blackmon. Bell received 57 percent of the vote in Greene County, and nearly 70 percent of the vote throughout the district.
In a phone interview Tuesday night, Bell thanked the voters for their support.
“The turnout was overwhelming, the support is overwhelming … and we will get up in the morning and start working for the people of Eastern North Carolina,” he said.
Blackmon said she was disappointed by the results.
“But it was a great opportunity, one I never thought I would actually do … [and] it was exciting to meet more of the people in my community and hear what their concerns are,” she said.
For the Greene County Board of Commissioners District 3, Constitution Party candidate Jerry R. Jones defeated Democrat Natasha Sutton 3,232 votes to 2,908 votes. Jones had lost to Sutton in the Democratic primary before he refiled as a member of the Constitution Party to run against Sutton.
In District 4, Democrat Bennie Heath ran unopposed. In District 5, Democrat Susan Moore Blizzard also ran unopposed.
The election for the Greene County School Board had three candidates running for three positions, so Pat Adams, Joe Smith, and Leisa Edwards Batts will all join the board.
For Clerk of Court, Sandy Beaman was unopposed, while in the race for sheriff, incumbent Democrat Lemmie Smith defeated his challenger Jason Tyndall 3,992 votes to 2,345 votes.
Finally, in the race for the Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor, the top two vote-getters out of the three candidates were Donald Broughton Beaman with 3,681 votes, and Jack Edmondson with 3,264 votes. Derek Sterling Burress trailed with 2,117 votes.