Commissioner Otis Ritter appears to have successfully fought off a challenge from Seven Lakes West resident Louis Gregory in the District 3 County Commissioner race, according to unofficial election night tallies posted by the State Board of Elections.
With all twenty-six of the County's precincts reporting, Ritter captured 51.9 percent of ballots cast, pulling in 220 more votes than Gregory, a former police chief for Whispering Pines.
There was considerably more daylight between the contenders in the District 1 Commissioners race, where Carthage Town Commissioner and former Clerk of Court Catherine Graham captured 74 percent of the ballots cast and nearly 4,100 more votes than Oscar Romine of Cameron.
A similar gap separated incumbent Clerk of Court Susan Hicks, who won over challenger Doyle Markham with just under 70 percent of the vote.
Sheriff Neil Godfrey bested challenger Steve Leader Adams by nearly 5,100 votes, capturing nearly 79 percent.
Turnout for the primary was low, at just under twenty percent, which is typical of primaries in midterm elections.
All these results are unofficial and preliminary until the official county canvass on Tuesday, May 13.