Incumbents lead the way in NC House races

Incumbents lead the way in NC House races
Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 8:45 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 8, 2022 at 11:29 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Incumbent Ted Davis Jr., who has served in office for 5.5 terms, leads challenger Amy DeLoach with 51.49 percent of the vote Tuesday night.

Davis’ experience in New Hanover County isn’t limited to the General Assembly, he previously served as a county commissioner for four terms and served as the chairman of the commissioners five times.

He currently serves as the chair of the Judiciary 1 committee in Raleigh, Vice-Chair of the UNC Board of Governors and more.

DeLoach is a New Hanover County native and has served on multiple committees and boards in the county over the past several years, including Thalian Hall and the NC Battleship Commission. Woman’s rights are one of the biggest campaign issues she is running on as well as education and healthcare.

Davis has campaigned and led efforts to hold Chemours responsible for their role in pollution of the Cape Fear River.

The race for N.C. House District 20, which encompasses eastern New Hanover County, will decide who represents the people living in areas like Wrightsville Beach, Porters Neck, and Figure 8 Island.

NC House District 18: Deb Butler leads John Hinnant

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Deb Butler (D) appears to be headed to re-election after getting 53 percent of the vote over John Hinnant (R).

Hinnant, a New Hanover County native who owned the Underground Sandwich Shoppe in Downtown Wilmington, has experience in the county and served in multiple leadership roles within Wilmington Downtown Incorporation (WDI). He has also worked with the Downtown Business Alliance.

Butler has campaigned on issues including improving education in the state and county, ‘common sense’ gun control and decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

Hinnant campaigned on issues including critical race theory and parental choice for education, supporting law enforcement and election safety and security.

House District 18 encompasses much of the greater Wilmington area from approximately the Port of Wilmington up to the Pender County line in Porters Neck and the Ogden and Murrayville areas.

NC House District 17: Frank Iler cruises to victory over Eric Terishima

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Rep. Frank Iler (R), who has served for 6.5 terms, cruised to victory over challenger Eric Terishima (D) with 62 percent of the vote Tuesday.

The North Carolina General Assembly House District 17 covers northern and western parts of Brunswick County.

Iler serves as a Chair of the Appropriations, Transportation House Standing Committee and also serves on several others in the General Assembly.

Terishima is a political newcomer and served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than 30 years. He has lived in Brunswick County for 10 years and has campaigned on issues including affordable housing and the shortage of it in southeastern North Carolina, improving education, and improving access to healthcare in the region.

Some of Iler’s campaign issues included lowering taxes, supporting law enforcement, and defending 2nd Amendment rights.