The primary results are in for North Carolina State Senate District 34. In November, Republican candidate Vickie Sawyer will face off against Democrat Beniah McMiller. The new district 34 includes Yadkin and Iredell Counties. Both candidates hail from Iredell County.
Sawyer, with a total of 4,782 votes, overtook her competitors, Bob Rucho, A.J. Daoud and Bill Howell. McMiller beat out two other Democrat candidates William Stinson and Lisaney Kong with a total of 1,479 votes.
On election night David Coble, campaign treasurer for Sawyer, said, “We couldn’t be more excited that people of Iredell and Yadkin County put their faith in Vickie to go to Raleigh and she looks forward to the November election.”
“Thank you to everyone who supported our campaign throughout this primary,” McMiller said in a statement following the election. “This win would not have been possible without you. I want to personally congratulate my friends Mr. William Stinson and Mr. Lisaney Kong for their hard fought campaigns. I am looking forward to November as we shift our focus towards the work that is ahead of us. A better, brighter future for all North Carolinians is what we are fighting for and we will settle for nothing less!”
In the Yadkin County Board of Education election, incumbents Tim Weatherman, Sam Crews and Howard McKnight reclaimed their seats.
Tim Weatherman received 1,980 votes, Sam Crews 1,849 votes and Howard McKnight 1,789 votes. Newcomers Tom Kilby and Charlie Haire received a respective 1,238 and 1,082 votes, not enough to gain one of the three seats on the board.