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July 15 Primary Runoff Results
U.S. House (District 5)
✓ Joshua (Josh) Brannon 66%
Gardenia Henley 34%
U.S. House (District 6)
✓ Mark Walker 60%
Phil Berger, Jr. 40%
N.C. House (District 23)
✓Shelly Willingham 52%
R. B. (Rusty) Holderness 48%
District Attorney (District 10 - Wake)
✓ John Walter Bryant 64%
Jeff Cruden 36%
District Attorney (25 - Burke, Caldwell Catawba)
✓ David Learner 62%
James (Jay) Gaither, Jr. 38%
Anson County Sheriff
✓ Landric Reid 67%
Mike Smith 33%
Avery County Commissioner
✓ Faith (Faye) Lacey 64%
Kenny Regan Poteat 36%
Beaufort County Sheriff
Republican Democratic
✓ Ernie Coleman 58% ✓ Al J. Whitney 58%
Harry Meredith 42% Russell Davenport 42%
Catawba County Clerk of Superior Court
✓ Kim Richards Sigmon 60%
Tammy Huffman West 40%
Cleveland County Coroner
✓ Tott D. Griffin 58%
Randy M. Walker 42%
Henderson County Register of Deeds
✓ Lee King 60%
Evona Johnson Kilpatrick 40%
Iredell County Clerk of Superior Court
✓ Jim Mixson 59%
Ron (Duck) Wyatt 41%
Jackson County Sheriff
✓ Curtis Lambert 55%
Jimmy Hodgins 45%
Orange County Sheriff
✓ Charles Blackwood 53%
David Caldwell, Jr. 47%
Randolph County Commissioner (District 3)
✓ David L. Allen 58%
Dave Craven 42%
Robeson County Commissioner (District 2)
✓ Berlester Campbell 56%
Hubert Sealey 44%
Rutherford County Clerk of Superior Court
✓ Steve H. Owens 58%
Tammy Clements Aldridge 42%
Union County Commissioner
✓ Stony Rushing 59%
Tracy Kuehler 41%

(Unofficial results from N.C. State Board of Elections)

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