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Democrats held on to their commanding grip of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners Tuesday after at-large incumbents Pat Cotham and Trevor Fuller won a second at-large term on the board with former Charlotte City Council member Ella Scarborough grabbing a third at-large seat.

Former Republican Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett will return to the board he left in 2006, beating Democrat Leonard Richardson Tuesday to represent District 1.

Republican incumbent Matthew Ridenhour won the District 5 seat on the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, topping Democratic challenger Art Cardenas, according to unofficial results on Tuesday.

Democrat Irwin Carmichael rose from a volunteer in the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday to lead the agency.

Nancy Carter and Shawn Greeson won seats as Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor on Tuesday.

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