Williams wins by landslide in Register of Deeds race

Published 12:07 pm Thursday, March 17, 2016

JACKSON – Her very first outing as a political prove very successful.

Robin Williams

Robin Williams

In the race for Northampton County Register of Deeds, incumbent Robin Phillips Williams easily defeated her challenger, Mary Fasion, by a 3,013 to 1,325 margin, according to the unofficial results of Tuesday’s Democratic Primary.

The win allows Williams to move on to November’s General Election where she faces no announced opposition.

Williams, a native of Rich Square, was appointed to fill the unexpired term of long-time Northampton Register Pauline Deloatch who retired unexpectedly in the fall of 2014 after 26 years on the job. Williams took office in December of that year.

On Tuesday, Williams faced her very first election, and made it look easy. She was the top vote-getter in all of Northampton’s 18 precincts, the majority by wide margins. She won by more than 100 votes in the Conway (177-43), Garysburg (295-110), Gaston (313-155), and Rich Square (222-74) precincts. The only close race came in the Woodland precinct where Williams earned 82 votes compared to 69 for the challenger.

Williams received nearly one-third of her vote total (943) by the One-Stop / Absentee by Mail methods. That was more than double the number earned by Eason who was named on 415 One-Stop / Absentee ballots.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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