With all Cabarrus County precincts reporting, county commissioners chairwoman Liz Poole led the race for two seats on the county Board of Commissioners Tuesday.
Poole, a Republican running for her second term, led with 38.90 percent of the vote, followed by Republican Steve Morris with 36.40 percent, in unofficial returns. Democrat LeRoy Deabler trailed with 24.70 percent.
Leading the race for four seats on the county Board of Education were Barry Shoemaker with 18.21 percent; Rob Walter, 15.88 percent; David Harrison, 14.90 percent; and Jeff Phillips, 13.29 percent. Trailing were Lew Davidson, 11.81 percent; Billy Gray Hagler, 11.65 percent; Russell V. Olson Jr., 7.69 percent; and Horace Stainback Jr., 6.15 percent.
Running to keep her District 83 seat, N.C. Rep. Linda Johnson, R-Cabarrus, led Democrat Jerome Fleming, 63.33 percent to 36.67 percent.
In the register of deeds race, Ben Small, a Concord lawyer, led Democrat Melissa Lilly, a deputy register of deeds, 50.37 percent to 49.63 percent. The difference was 582 votes out of 78,692 counted Tuesday night.
The totals do not, however, include an undetermined number of provisional ballots, to be counted Nov. 16.
Earlier this year the N.C. State Bar suspended Small’s law license for two years. A State Bar hearing panel said Small had “put his own interest above that of his client.…” Small has denied the allegations.
Small said, “I took an oath to uphold the laws of our state and the Constitution, and I take that oath very seriously.…”