As Randy Phillips read early voting numbers aloud to a crowd in attendance at Julie’s Place, Jan Griggs let out a victorious yell.
With 100 percent of local precincts reporting, Griggs has become only the third woman to be elected to the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners.
Griggs defeated Victoria Bauman for the District 5 seat, garnering 78.78 percent of the ballots cast.
Meanwhile, Phillips, who ran unopposed for the District 2 seat, will be sworn in as the newest commissioner alongside Griggs next month.
While statewide results continue to be counted as of 9 p.m. Tuesday, Republican candidates garnered more votes than Democratic candidates in Cherokee County.
Read more in the Nov. 11 edition of the Cherokee Scout.
Unofficial results as of 7 a.m. Wednesday:
County offices (16 of 16 precincts)
|Board of County Commissioners|
|Randy Phillips (R)||14,213||100%|
|Vicki Bauman (D)||3,405||21.22%|
|Jan Griggs (R)||12,641||78.78%|
|Board of Education|
|District I (two seats)|
|Jeff Tatham (R)||11,709||49.52%|
|James (Jay Bird) Ellis (R)||11,937||50.48%|
|Arnold Mathews (R)||14,031||100%|
State offices (2,662 of 2,662 precincts)
|Roy Cooper (D)||2,803,782||51.48%|
|Steven J. DiFiore (L)||58,818||1.08%|
|Dan Forest (R)||2,563,258||47.06%|
|Mark Robinson (R)||2,773,751||51.66%|
|Yvonne Lewis Holley (D)||2,595,868||48.34%|
|Kevin Corbin (R)||73,467||66.65%|
|Victoria Fox (D)||36,759||33.35%|
|House of Representatives Dist. 120|
|Karl Gillespie (R)||34,745||74.17%|
|Susan Landis (D)||12,098||25.83%|
Federal offices (state results)
|President and Vice President|
|Donald J. Trump (R)
Michael R. Pence
|Joseph R. Biden (D)
Kamala D. Harris
|Don Blankenship (C)
|Howie Hawkins (G)
|Jo Jorgensen (L)
Jeremy (Spike) Cohen
|Thom Tillis (R)||2,640,379||48.73%|
|Shannon W. Bray (L)||167,968||3.10%|
|Cal Cunningham (D)||2,543,672||46.94%|
|Kevin E. Hayes (C)||66,668||1.23%|
|U.S. House of Representatives Dist. 11|
|Tamara Zwinak (G)||5,402||1.21%|
|Madison Cawthorn (R)||242,965||54.45%|
|Moe Davis (D)||
|Tracey DeBruhl (L)||8,527||1.91%|