Election Night updates: Rouzer projected as winner in Seventh District

Election Night updates: Rouzer projected as winner in Seventh District
Vote 2020 (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON (WECT) - Congressman David Rouzer will serve a fourth term representing North Carolina’s Seventh District, according to the Associated Press' projections.

“Once again, I am grateful to the citizens of the 7th Congressional District for placing their trust in me to be their voice for conservative values and leadership in Congress,” Rouzer said. “Our nation faces great challenges, but with faith and preservation of the principles that made our country great, we will overcome them. Thank you to all of those who voted early, via absentee, or in person today for making their voices heard.”

Butler projected to be reelected in State House District 18 race

Deb Butler was projected to be reelected in the State House District 18 race.

With all precincts reporting, Butler led Warren Kennedy with 60 percent of the vote.

“I admire the hell out of him," Butler said about Kennedy. "You know that’s what democracy is all about. You think you have a point of view and you want to get into the fray. I applaud that 1000% and from all accounts he’s a wonderful gentleman. member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He served our community. I have nothing but kind words for him and applaud his tenacity. I hope I beat him.”

Brunswick County

Pat Sykes led the way in the Brunswick County Commissioners District 3 with all precincts reporting Tuesday night.

Sykes led Bill Flythe, 54-741 to 29,871.

In the District 2 Board of Election race, David Robinson as well ahead of Sherrill Jolly with 61 percent of the vote.

Election results are unofficial until votes are canvassed later this month.

Pender County

Republicans led the way in two Board of Commissioners and two Board of Education races with all 19 precincts reporting in Pender County.

Jackie Newton led Demetrice A. Keith by more than 10,000 votes in the District 4 commissioners race, while Fred McCoy led William L. Smith by close to 10,000 votes in district 5.

Don Hall (District 3) and Brad George (District 5) also had large leads in the Board of Education races.

Election results are unofficial until votes are canvassed later this month.

Columbus County

COLUMBUS COUNTY - With all precincts reporting Tuesday night, Brent Watts was well ahead of incumbent Trent Burroughs in the District 5 Columbus County Commissioners race with 62 percent of the vote.

In other commissioner races, Chris Smith led incumbent James Prevatte in District 2, incumbent Buddy Byrd led Ray Battle in District 3, and Lavern Coleman led Rickie Rouse in District 4.

Randy Coleman was ahead in a tight race for the District 1 spot on the Columbus County Board of Education.

In the Whiteville City Board of Education race, Kandie Rogers led the way in District 3 with 72 percent of the vote.

The vote totals are unofficial until they are canvassed later this month.

In Lake Waccamaw, three referendums easily passed:

  • the sale of malt beverages (65 percent yes)
  • the sale of unfortified wine (64 percent yes)
  • the sale of mixed beverages (64 percent yes)

Bladen County

BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. - All precincts have reported their results in Bladen County Tuesday night.

In the county commissioners' races, Ray Britt had a 32 percent lead over the nearest of his four competitors in the countywide race.

Ophelia Munn-Goins (3,084 votes) finished the night ahead of Ricky L. Price (1,838) in District 1.

In District 2, Rodney Hester was running unopposed and had 95.72 percent of the vote.

In District 3, Danny L. Ellis II (3,237 votes) was ahead of James G. (Jimmie) Smith (2,563).

In the District 3 unexpired race, Cameron McGill (3,364) led Matthew J. Dixon (2,436).

In the Bladen County Board of Education races, Glenn McKoy, who was running unopposed, had 100 percent of the votes in District 1, Tim Benton was well ahead in District 2 and unopposed Chris Clark had 100 percent of the the votes in District 3.

The vote totals are unofficial until they are canvassed later this month.

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