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Stewart, Harrison hang onto positions; Millsaps wins narrow Circuit Court Clerk race

Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Metro Mayor Sloan Stewart (above) defeated challenger  Albert Carpenter on Thursday. (MCN File Photo)

Metro Mayor Sloan Stewart (above) defeated challenger Albert Carpenter on Thursday. (MCN File Photo)

Moore County voters elected to retain Mayor Sloan Stewart on Thursday, as the incumbent Stewart defeated challenger Albert Carpenter 947 votes to 775.

Voters also decided to keep Lynn Harrison as Moore County’s Trustee. Harrison had 1,042 votes, while challenger Sharon Bateman garnered 670 votes.

In the Circuit Court Clerk’s race, Christy Millsaps won the office with 701 votes, defeating incumbent Heather Smith (657) and Melanie Pykiet (311).

In the only County Councilman’s race that had more names on the ballot than available seats on the Council, Denning Harder, Anthony Brandon and Tommy Brown were elected to the three available seats in District 5. R.D McKenzie, who previously held a Council seat, was the odd man out.

Harder led the four with 197 votes, while Brandon netted 166 votes. Both are newcomers. Brown managed to hang onto his seat with 147 votes, just 11 more than McKenzie.

According to Moore County election officials, 1,785 voters (38.7 percent) of the 4,615 registered here cast a ballot. Some 48.8 percent (871) of those voters did so during early voting; 881 made it to the polls on Thursday; 33 were absentee votes.

Election results are unofficial until they are certified on Aug. 15.

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