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Perry earns another term

WINDSOR – Bertie County Commissioner J. Wallace Perry easily earned another term in office tonight (Tuesday).

The incumbent Democrat beat back the challenge of Republican Harvey Ginn by capturing nearly 64 percent of the vote in unofficial tallies from the Bertie County Board of Elections.

Unofficially, Perry was tabbed on 4,041 ballots while 2,295 chose Ginn.

The biggest support for Perry came at the One-Stop Voting site in Windsor where he received 1,244 votes. Ginn received only 625. The former sheriff also won the One-Stop Voting in Powellsville where he received 306 votes compared to 169 for Ginn.

Windsor I also supported Perry in his bid to retain the District 3 seat where he earned 476 votes to 283 for Ginn. Perry also fared well in the Roxobel precinct where he won by a count of 330-93 and Woodville where he took a 274-30 win.

Perry also won Colerain 2 (238-96), Indian Woods (88-38), Mitchell’s I (132-129), Mitchell’s II (185-52), Merry Hill (167-75), Snakebite (149-44), White’s (198-147) and the absentee ballots (41-31).

Ginn won just a single precinct as he took Windsor II by a count of 244-74.

The two men ended up tied in Colerain I with each receiving 139 votes.