With most eyes glued to the presidential primaries, it may be easy to forget that there were several local and state races on the ballot.

So here’s a rundown of local races and non-local races that had local candidates.

To start, Steve Tyson beat four other candidates for the Republican nomination for the N.C. House of Representatives District 3 representative vacated by hyper-partisan firebrand Mike Speciale, who did not run.

Tyson faces Democrat Dorothea White in November. White was unopposed Tuesday. Her husband, Bernard White, was previously a member of the New Bern Board of Aldermen.

Next is Beth Wood, the state auditor from West Craven County (and a member of West Craven High School’s first graduating class).

NC AUDITOR – DEM (VOTE FOR 1)
Precincts Reported: 21 of 21
NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT
Beth A. Wood DEM 7,728 83.94%
Luis A. Toledo DEM 1,479 16.06%

 

Beth, a Democrat who has weathered partisan politics because she is super competent at her job, won her primary bid handily both in her home county (above) and statewide (below).

NC AUDITOR – DEM (VOTE FOR 1)
Precincts Reported: 2670 of 2670
NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT
Beth A. Wood DEM 889,235 77.72%
Luis A. Toledo DEM 254,868 22.28%

 

Wood faces Republican Anthony Wayne (Tony) Street in November.

New Bern businessman Buddy Bengel lost his bid for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, coming in second in Craven County with 17.52 percent of the vote and last statewide with just 2.76 percent of the vote.

Finally, there were two county school board races on the ballot:

NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT
Stefanie A. King 1,200 40.00%
Perry L. Morris 955 31.83%
R. Alan Harrop 845 28.17%
NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT
Glenn A. Fink 1,399 32.82%
Kelli S. Muse 1,335 31.32%
Dennis J. Sawyer 698 16.37%
Tina Maybee 513 12.03%
Francis Marion Altman III 318 7.46%

 

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