NC House: Hunter, Wray win reelection; Wesson falls

Published 10:49 pm Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Unofficial results from Tuesday’s General Election show local incumbents in the North Carolina House of Representatives have won reelection.

Meanwhile, Bertie County Commissioner Ron Wesson lost his bid to win the seat in the re-drawn House District 1.

In House District 5 (Hertford, Gates and Pasquotank counties), Howard Hunter III captured the majority of the vote to return to Raleigh.

Hunter, a Democrat, tallied 15,077 votes compared to 10,112 votes for Republican challenger Phillip Smith.

Rep. Hunter earned the majority of the votes in all three counties:

Hertford – 5,817 to 1,987

Gates – 2,162 to 1,976

Pasquotank – 7,098 to 6,149.

In House District 27 (Northampton and Halifax counties), Democratic incumbent Michael Wray easily outdistanced Republican challenger Ray Dyer, 16,687 to 7,389..

Wray swept both counties by wide margins (Northampton: 4,425 to 2,415); and Halifax: (11,962 to 4,974).

In NC House District 1, Republican Edward C. Goodwin has edged out Ronald (Ron) Wesson, a Democrat.

The unofficial tally has Goodwin with 14,649 votes compared to 12,927 for Wesson.

Wesson won his home county by a 4,316 to 2,489 count. He also earned the majority of the votes in Washington County (2,662 to 2,056).

Goodwin, a former Chowan County Commissioner, was named on the majority of ballots in Chowan (3,088 to 2,392); Camden (2,779 to 1,141); Perquimans (3,551 to 1,833); and Tyrrell (686 to 583).