In a five-way race for two Republican Commissioner seats, one incumbent was unseated and one held on in unofficial results Tuesday.

  • Challenger Peter Ascuitto led the field with 3,784 votes and 24.28% of the total votes.
  • Incumbent Tony Dennis came in second with 3,474 votes and 22.29%

Incumbent Jann Lowder received 21.05%, challenger Heather Couick 20.22%.  Challenger Dorian Creeden came in last with 12.16% of the vote.

All three challengers have been critical of the incumbent Commissioners opposition to Alcoa's relicensing.

Ascuitto and Dennis will face Democrats Jim Lisk and Tracey Wyrick in the general election.

In State Senate District 33, Davidson and Montgomery counties, incumbent Stan Bingham edged Eddie Gallimore with 40.42% of the vote in a three way race to retain his seat.  Both challengers favored relicensing Alcoa.  There are no Democratic challengers for the seat in the general election.

In both races the challengers combined garnered a majority of the vote.  

 

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Tags: alcoa, bingham, relicensing, stanly county, takeover

Comment by Whigkid on May 9, 2012 at 3:35pm

Even though the outcomes were disappointing, the campaigns and vote totals show overwhelming dissatisfaction with the status quo.

One down and one to go!

Comment by Don K. Hauté on May 10, 2012 at 9:33am

Challengers Ascuitto and Couick carried Albemarle precincts and the eastern part of the county, incumbents Dennis and Lowder western precincts.  Here's the vote from the Badin precinct, which was most affected by the loss of the Clean Tech jobs.

Dennis             43          11.62%

Lowder             45          12.16%

Ascuitto          131          35.41%

Couick              89          24.05%

Creeden           62          16.76%

 

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