County commissioners reelected in uncontested races
While the majority of the candidates on the 2020 General Election ballot found themselves facing political opponents, there were a few fortunate incumbents at the local level whose stress level was extremely low due to the fact that they were uncontested in their reelection bids.
In Northampton County, two incumbent members of the board of commissioners were reelected without a fight, according to the unofficial results of Tuesday’s election.
Charles Tyner Sr., the board’s current chairman, won another four-year term by collecting 6,913 votes (4,741 of which came during the early voting process).
Geneva Riddick-Faulkner, who is currently serving as the board’s vice-chair, was named on 6,878 ballots (4,728 during early voting).
Incumbent Northampton County Register of Deeds Robin Phillips Williams was also unchallenged in her reelection bid. She received 7,084 votes (4,851 via early voting).
Also running unopposed and reelected was local Superior Court Judge Cy Grant (7,172 votes) along with local District Court Judges Brenda Green Branch (7,053), Teresa Raquel Robinson Freeman (6,941), Vershenia Balance Moody (6,941), and W. Turner Stephenson III (7,109).
In Gates County, incumbent commissioner Linda Hofler was reelected with 3,950 votes (2,582 by the early voting method). Commissioner Althea A. Riddick earned her first-ever four-year term after receiving 3,875 votes (2,558 via early voting). Earlier this year, Riddick was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Commissioner Henry Jordan who passed away in December of 2019.
- Cathy Horton, the incumbent Gates County Register of Deeds, was unchallenged in her bid for another term. She received 4,141 votes (2,715 in early balloting).
District 1 Judges Edgar L. Barnes and Amber Davis Malarney were elected with 3,776 and 3,635 votes respectively in Gates County.