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NHC Commission chair Olson-Boseman loses bid for reelection

Published: May. 17, 2022 at 8:00 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - New Hanover County Chairwoman Julia Olson-Boseman has lost her bid for reelection in the Democratic primary.

With all 43 precincts reporting Tuesday night, fellow Democrats Rob Zapple and Travis Robinson took the two open spots over Olson-Boseman.

The results are unofficial until they are canvassed by county elections officials.

Zapple tallied 11,118 votes, Robinson had 8,048 and Olson-Boseman finished with 5,579.

Olson-Boseman has come under scrutiny from several state agencies over allegations of financial mismanagement.

Zapple is a sitting county commissioner who was first elected to the board in 2014. Robinson is a retired New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office deputy with 29 years of law enforcement experience and has lived in New Hanover County 1977.

In the Republican primary, Tom Toby and LeAnn Pierce led vote-getters to advance to the general election.

Pierce became the first female to be elected mayor of Carolina Beach in 2019 while Toby is a retired firefighter.

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