Moss tops Boles, Jackson cruises as Moore County sets November election ballots

Moore County results in line with state-wide elections

RALEIGH — The 2022 North Carolina GOP primaries concluded last night and Moore County will have a handful of new GOP challengers for local offices.

In the races for the two NC House of Representatives seats, incumbent Jamie Boles fell to fellow House member Ben Moss is District 52. Moore County resident and political newcomer Neal Jackson emerged as the GOP nominee to replace retiring Allen McNeill for the District 78 seat which includes much of Randolph County and part of Moore.

In the Republican primaries for Board of Commissioners District I and III, Jim Von Canon won the District I race with 59.24% of the total votes over David McLean (32.20%) and Angela M. Erica Vacek (8.56%) and John L. Ritter won the District III race with 75.39% of the vote over Charlie Smoak (24.61%).

Todd Maness won 58.42% of the total votes, besting Chris Morgan who garnered 41.58% of the total vote in the Republican primary for the Moore County Clerk of Superior Court.

In the Republican primary for the Moore County Register of Deeds, William Britton won 53.79% of the total votes to outpace Andrew Ritter and George W. Little, Jr. who split the remainder of the votes with each around 23% of the total vote.

Incumbent Sheriff Ronnie Fields, rolled to victory in the Republican primary receiving 87.14% of the total vote with challenger Steve Adams garnering just 12.86% of the total vote.

In the Moore County Board of Education Member-at-Large race, the non-partisan primary narrowed the general election field to four candidates. Pauline Bruno was the top vote-getter with Robin Calcutt, Ken Benway and Rollie Sampson advancing to the November ballot.

For the statewide elections, the race for the U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina ran parallel in Moore County to the rest of the state as both Ted Budd for the Republican party, with 56.08% of the vote and Cheri Beasley for the Democratic party, with 83.01% of the vote, were the winners in their respective primary elections.

For the U.S. House of Representative, District 8 Representative Richard Hudson won a commanding victory in Moore County for the remapped District 9 with 84.38% of the total vote in Moore County and 79.24% of the total GOP primary vote.

 

By Ryan Henkel

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