PINEHURST — Over 42,000 Moore County voters casted their ballots in the 2022 general election. That was around 56% of all registered voters after all precincts reported in Moore County on election night, coming in above the statewide average of 51%. Five countywide seats saw no opposition: three races for District Court judge, the clerk of superior court, and register of deeds.
North Carolina State Senate District 21
Tom McInnis – 54.85% (REP)
Frank McNeill – 45.115% (DEM)
Republican state Sen. Tom McInnis won another two-year term in Raleigh after the Nov. 8 election. The new district, encompassing all of Moore County and parts of Cumberland County, was redrawn following lengthy litigation following the General Assembly’s 2021 redistricting session.
North Carolina House of Representatives District 51
John Sauls – 65.17% (REP)
Malcolm Hall – 34.83% (DEM)
Incumbent Republican state Rep. John Sauls took 65% of the vote, including a nearly 75% margin in Moore County. The redrawn 51st House District takes in parts of Moore County and all of neighboring Lee County.
North Carolina House of Representatives District 52
Ben Moss – 100% (REP)
North Carolina House of Representatives District 78
Neal Jackson – 76.69% (REP)
Erik Davis – 23.31% (DEM)
Neal Jackson will join the Republican majority in the N.C. House of Representatives in 2023.
In the Nov. 8 election results, he won with 77% of the vote in the House district covering Randolph and Moore counties. He succeeds the popular Allen McNeill in the seat.
Moore County Sheriff
Ronnie Fields – 100% (REP)
Moore County Board of Commissioners District I
Jim Von Canon – 64.43% (REP)
John Misiaszek – 20.20% (UNA)
Phil Vandercook – 15.37% (UNA)
Republican Jim Von Canon breezed to victory over his two unaffiliated challengers in the District I race for the Moore County Board of Commissioners. Moore County races are voted on countywide but the candidates must live in the district in which they seek to represent.
Moore County Board of Commissioners District II
Nick Picerno – 68.01% (REP)
Ariadne T. DeCArr – 31.99% (DEM)
Nick Picerno was elected to his third full term on the Moore County Board of Commissioners after serving from 2008-2016 previously. He rejoined the board in February following the resignation of Louis Gregory, who died in March.
Moore County Board of Commissioners District III
John L. Ritter – 100% (REP)
Moore County Board of Commissioners District V
Kurt Cook – 100% (REP)
Moore County Board of Education Member At-Large
Pauline Bruno – 28.67%
Ken Benway – 26.10%
Robin Calcutt – 25.44%
Rollie Sampson – 19.55%
While listed as nonpartisan races, Republicans and Democrats lined up to support two of the candidates in the race for Moore County Board of Education. With final results tallied on election night the two Republicans, Pauline Bruno and Ken Benway, won the seats on the board. Their election gives Republican-aligned members a majority following a series of high-profile votes and issues in the county’s school system.
Moore County Board of Education District III
Shannon Davis – 54%
Pam Thompson – 45.73%
Shannon Davis won the only district seat on the Moore County Board of Education and will join the new Republican-aligned majority.