Write-in candidate selected as Stanfield commissioner

Published 10:05 am Monday, November 21, 2022

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Following the Stanly County Board of Elections’ canvass of votes Friday, another winner has been revealed.

In the contest to elect two residents to the Stanfield Board of Commissioners, Gregory Lucas was selected as a write-in candidate to go along with Brent Holbrooks, who was reelected.

Lucas garnered 33 votes, five more than write-in (Miscellaneous) and 27 more than Christina Mullis, the other leading write-in candidate. Holbrooks, who has been a commissioner since April 2021, received 540 votes.

In a separate race, commissioner Gregory Bratton, who was unopposed, retained his seat by receiving 511 votes.

As a result of the canvass, all ballots have been counted and the results were made official.

Stanly County Elections Director Kim Blackwelder said she has not spoken to Lucas about accepting the position but noted certificates will be sent out to each of the winners this week.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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