Ervin Bateman wins Board of Commissioner’s at-large seat

By on November 6, 2018

Democrat Ervin Bateman of Kitty Hawk  has won the at-large seat for the Dare County Board of Commissioners.

Bateman, a Kitty Hawk Town Council member and owner of Sugar Creek Restaurant, faced Republican Anne Petera of Kill Devil Hills for the seat left open by the retirement of Commissioner Jack Shea.

With all 16 precincts reporting, Bateman took 51.95 percent of the vote to  Petera’s 46.08 percent.

Bateman is the first Democrat to win a contested election to the Board of Commissioner’s since 2012, when Allen Burrus defeated Kevin Conner for a commissioner’s seat.

A sixth generation Outer Banker, Bateman lives in the same neighborhood as his great-grandfather once did.

He has 25 years of public service experience in the Town of Kitty Hawk, as a member of the Planning Board and Recreation Committee, Town Councilman, Mayor Pro-tem and serving the Outer Banks Visitor Bureau.

Shea, a Republican, had endorsed Anne Petera for the seat.

She worked for the Virginia Attorney General, two governors of Virginia and as Assistant Secretary in the Department of Homeland Security for President George W. Bush.

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    Yes!!!! So glad Ervin won, he will do a fantastic job for Dare County

    Wednesday, Nov 7 @ 8:53 am
  • Harold Gracey

    Love it! He’s a man of and for the people of Dare County!

    Wednesday, Nov 7 @ 5:29 pm
  • Donny King

    Congratulations Ervin!

    Sunday, Nov 11 @ 11:48 am