ASHEBORO — Greg Seabolt, the incumbent Randolph County Sheriff, fended off a couple of challengers to win the Republican Party primary Tuesday with a majority of the votes.
Seabolt received 9,417 votes, with Timmy Hasty next with 6,196 and Robert Graves third with 2,788. Seabolt garnered over 51 percent of the Republican vote.
There were no Democratic primaries in Randolph County this year.
In other local races, incumbents held on to their re-election hopes by winning contested GOP primaries.
Randolph County Commissioners
A pair of incumbents received stiff challenges but ended up ahead in Republican primaries.
David Allen’s 8,898 votes gave him a slight edge on Faith Christian School administrator Todd Daniel’s 8,422 in District 3.
In District 4, incumbent Hope Haywood tallied 9,569 votes to advance to the general election. Challenger Craig Frazier had 7,681.
“I’m excited to be able to continue to work on so many projects that are critical for the future of Randolph County,” Haywood said in a statement shortly after the race was called in her favor. “The future is bright in Randolph County and I am thankful to all the voters that I continue to get the opportunity to be a part of it.”
Clerk of Superior Court
Pam Hill, the incumbent Clerk of Superior Court, cruised to an easy victory against challenger Anthony Julian. Hill tallied more than 77 percent of the vote.