Dublin commissioner race heading to recount in Bladen County - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

UPDATE: Recount ends in Dublin Commissioner's race; Smith wins by one vote

The recount is over in the race for Dublin Commissioner, with Jeffrey Smith winning by the closest of margins. The recount is over in the race for Dublin Commissioner, with Jeffrey Smith winning by the closest of margins.

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Elections officials in Bladen County have completed the recount of votes cast in the race for Commissioner in the town of Dublin.

According to Gina Ward, the Assistant Deputy Director of Elections, the recount produced no change in the votes, resulting in a one-vote victory for Jeffrey Smith over challenger Tommy Thompson, 44 to 43. Thompson had asked for a recount, which took place at the elections office Wednesday at 2 p.m.

It's the only race to go to a recount in Bladen County, but it's not the only close race among the municipalities. In East Arcadia, Lillian Graham edged Perry Blanks for commissioner by two votes, 47-45. The Clarkton commissioner's race was decided by a single vote, with Jason Lewis getting 26 votes to Tim Tart's total of 25 votes.

In the town of Tar Heel, a write-in candidate will be the third commissioner. Sam Allen and Angie Hall finished with 23 votes apiece to take the first two spots. Derek J. Druzak received 10 of the 16 write-in votes and has accepted the position as the third town commissioner.

Copyright 2013 WECT. All rights reserved.

  • PoliticsMore>>

  • Julia Boseman to run again for county commissioner

    Julia Boseman to run again for county commissioner

    Friday, January 12 2018 3:40 PM EST2018-01-12 20:40:38 GMT

    Julia Boseman told WECT Friday that she will run again this year in the New Hanover County Commissioners' race. 

    More >>

    Julia Boseman told WECT Friday that she will run again this year in the New Hanover County Commissioners' race. 

    More >>
  • Former NHC Sheriff's Office Lieutenant plans to run for Pender Sheriff's seat

    Former NHC Sheriff's Office Lieutenant plans to run for Pender Sheriff's seat

    Thursday, December 7 2017 1:08 PM EST2017-12-07 18:08:55 GMT
    Joseph Cina, a former WPD officer and NHC Sheriff's Lieutenant, says he plans to run for Pender County Sheriff in 2018. (Source: Joseph Cina)Joseph Cina, a former WPD officer and NHC Sheriff's Lieutenant, says he plans to run for Pender County Sheriff in 2018. (Source: Joseph Cina)

    Joseph A. Cina, who has law enforcement experience with the Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, said in a news release that he plans to run for Sheriff in Pender County in 2018, to succeed the retiring Sheriff Carson Smith.

    More >>

    Joseph A. Cina, who has law enforcement experience with the Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, said in a news release that he plans to run for Sheriff in Pender County in 2018, to succeed the retiring Sheriff Carson Smith.

    More >>
  • Rev. Clifford Barnett joins Wilmington City Council

    Rev. Clifford Barnett joins Wilmington City Council

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 11:36 PM EST2017-12-06 04:36:46 GMT
    Rev. Clifford Barnett takes the oath of office from District Court Judge James Faison to become the newest member of Wilmington City Council. (Source: WECT)Rev. Clifford Barnett takes the oath of office from District Court Judge James Faison to become the newest member of Wilmington City Council. (Source: WECT)

    The Wilmington City Council welcomed a new member Tuesday night, and welcomed back three others for new terms.

    More >>

    The Wilmington City Council welcomed a new member Tuesday night, and welcomed back three others for new terms.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly