Mid-term election results affecting Watauga County (selected races)

Mid-term election results affecting Watauga County (selected races)
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By David Rogers. November 6, 2018. BLOWING ROCK, NC — There were a few surprises in the mid-term elections for Watauga and its surrounding counties — if only because of how close some of the challengers made it in their campaigns against incumbents.  Following are our latest calculations for the November 6 2018 election results affecting Watauga County:

All election tallies extracted for selected races from the North Carolina Board of Elections.

United States House of Representatives District 5

  • TOTALS
    • Virginia Foxx REP: 128,817 — unofficial winner
    • DD Adams DEM: 105,588
  • Alexander County
    • Virginia Foxx REP: 10,454
    • DD Adams DEM: 3,346
  • Allegheny County
    • Virginia Foxx REP: 3,307
    • DD Adams DEM: 1,168
  • Ashe County
    • Virginia Foxx REP: 7,926
    • DD Adams DEM: 3,808
  • Avery County
    • Virginia Foxx REP: 4,892
    • DD Adams DEM: 1,534
  • Catawba County
    • Virginia Foxx REP: 3,053
    • DD Adams DEM: 1,389
  • Forsyth County
    • Virginia Foxx REP: 47,406
    • DD Adams DEM: 68,856
  • Stokes County
    • Virginia Foxx REP: 13,022
    • DD Adams DEM: 4,037
  • Watauga County
    • Virginia Foxx REP: 10,580
    • DD Adams DEM: 13,566
  • Wilkes County
    • Virginia Foxx REP: 17,401
    • DD Adams DEM: 5,403
  • Yadkin County
    • Virginia Foxx REP: 10,776
    • DD Adams DEM: 2,481

NC State Senate District 45

  • TOTAL:
    • Deanna Ballard REP: 39,552 — unofficial winner
    • Wes Luther DEM: 22,779
  • Allegheny County
    • Deanna Ballard REP: 3,133
    • Wes Luther DEM: 1,212
  • Ashe County
    • Deanna Ballard REP: 7,915
    • Wes Luther DEM: 3,542
  • Watauga County
    • Deanna Ballard REP: 11,275
    • Wes Luther DEM: 12,659
  • Wilkes County
    • Deanna Ballard REP: 17,229
    • Wes Luther DEM: 5,366

North Carolina House of Representatives District 93

  • TOTAL:
    • Jonathan Jordan REP: 17,068
    • Ray Russell DEM:18,522 — unofficial winner
  • Ashe County
    • Jonathan Jordan REP: 7,089
    • Ray Russell DEM: 4,489
  • Watauga County
    • Jonathan Jordan REP: 9,979
    • Ray Russell DEM: 14.033

Watauga County Board of Commissioners District 3

  • Tim Hodges REP: 10,958
  • Billy Kennedy DEM: 12,833 — unofficial winner

Watauga County Board of Commissioners District 4

  • David Blust REP: 10,670
  • Larry Turnbow DEM: 13,137 — unofficial winner

Watauga County Board of Commissioners District 5

  • Tommy Sofield REP: 10,921
  • Charlie Wallin DEM: 12,729 — unofficial winner

Watauga County Clerk of Superior Court

  • Travis Critcher REP: 8,739
  • Diane Cornett Deal DEM: 15,222 — unofficial winner

Watauga County Sheriff

  • David Searcy REP: 10,147
  • Len Hagaman DEM: 13,834 — unofficial winner

Watauga County Board of Education (Three elected)

  • Gary Childers: 13,659 — unofficial winner
  • Jay Fenwick: 11,146 — unofficial winner
  • Steve Combs: 10,120 —unofficial winner
  • Jason Cornett: 9,886
  • Danny Watts: 5,177
  • Write-In (Miscellaneous): 447

Watauga Soil & Water Conservation District (2 elected)

  • Bill Moretz: 12,242 — unofficial winner
  • Chris Hughes: 8,679 — unofficial winner
  • Joey Clawson: 6,930
  • Write-in (Miscellaneous): 239

About The Author

As Editor and Publisher of Blowing Rock News, David Rogers has chosen a second professional career instead of retirement. For more than 35 years, he served in the financial services industry, principally in institutional equity research. He grew up in the oilfields north of Bakersfield, California and was a high school English major and honors student. From an economically disadvantaged family background, he worked his way through college (on grounds crew and in dining hall, as well as advertising sales for college newspapers), attending Johnston College at the University of Redlands, Claremont McKenna College, and California State University, Bakersfield. Other jobs to pay for college included a Teamsters Union job in South Central Los Angeles, a roustabout in the central California oilfields, and moving sprinkler pipe and hoeing weeds in the cotton fields west of Bakersfield. Rogers' financial services industry career took him from Bakersfield to La Jolla and San Diego, then to Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Newport Beach and Charlotte before arriving in the High Country in 2000 to take a volunteer position coaching the rugby team at Appalachian State University and write independent stock market research. He spent three years as a senior financial writer for a global financial PR firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai, Beijing, Tel Aviv, and Frankfort (Germany). Rogers is the author of "The 90% Solution: Higher Returns, Less Risk" (2006, John Wiley & Co., New York). He is married to wife Kim (Jenkins Realtors), and shares in the joy provided by her three grown children and five grandchildren.

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