GOP-backed candidates sweep Asheboro School Board

ASHEBORO — In a technically non-partisan race, the Randolph County Republican Party showed the strength of its ground game as the four candidates backed by the GOP swept to victory Tuesday in the race for Asheboro City School Board.

Hailey Lee (L) and current Asheboro School Board member Gidget Kidd react to Lee winning a seat on the ACS board Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (The North State Journal)

In a race that featured seven candidates where voters could pick their top four, the Republican Party backed only four candidates and fielded poll workers who handed out yellow cards with the party’s recommendations.

With masks mandates, vaccines requirements and critical race theory as key issues, incumbents Baxter Hammer and Beth Knott cruised to victory with newcomers Hailey Trollinger Lee and Adam Hurley joining them.


By Randolph Record