Lawson wins GOP nomination for state House
Mattie Lawson of Kill Devil Hills won the Republican nomination for the 6th District seat in the state House of Representatives, defeating Arthur Williams from Beaufort County by a 2-1 margin in Tuesday’s second primary.
Lawson collected 1,512 votes (67.11 percent) to Williams’ 741 (32.89 percent) districtwide. She took all four counties in the district — Dare, Beaufort, Hyde and Washington.
She will now face Paul Tine, a Democrat from Kitty Hawk, in the November general election.
Ed Goodwin of Edenton won the Republican nomination for Secretary of State by easily defeating Kenn Gardner 54 percent to 46 percent, and will run this fall against four-term incumbent Democrat Elaine Marshall.
Other winners from the GOP were Dan Forest for lieutenant governor, John Tedesco for Superintendent of Public Instruction and Mike Causey for insurance commissioner.
Democrats selected John Brooks as their nominee for labor commissioner.
Turnout for Tuesday’s runoff election was very low, but stayed ahead of a record 2.5-percent turnout in the summer of 2008, when just two statewide races were on the ballot.
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