Runoffs likely in Statesville City Council elections

  

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IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. (WSIC NEWS) – Runoffs appear likely in Tuesday’s Statesville City Council contests.

David Jones won Statesville ward one with 134 votes. James Pressly won Statesville ward four with 171 votes. David Jackson won Statesville ward six with 93 votes. Second place candidates Amy Lawton (ward four) and Frederick Foster (ward six) both say they plan to request a runoff. Ward one’s second place finisher, Tim Dearman, says he will decide on a runoff request by Thursday at noon after consulting with friends and family.

Runoffs are allowed by request when the winner does not receive plurality. This number is determined by adding the total votes cast in a particular contest and dividing it by two. Since no Statesville winner received plurality, runoffs are currently possible in wards one, four, and six.  Click here to view additional result numbers.

In Mooresville, challenger Angela Stutts received 442 votes in the mayor’s primary, compared to incumbent Miles Atkins’ 427 votes. The two beat challenger Darryl Cerro who received only 27 votes. Stutts will face Atkins in the general election November 5. She has run on a platform of controlling what she views as out-of-control growth in Mooresville while Atkins promises to continue economic success for the town. You can read their WSIC candidate survey responses by clicking here.

Mail-in ballots will still be counted if postmarked October 8. Election results are technically unofficial until canvass day.

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