UPDATED: Allen winning Randolph commissioner runoff

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 08:55 PM

UPDATED 8:55 P.M.

David L. Allen appeared to have won the Republican Board of Commissioners District 3 runoff Tuesday against Dave Craven.

With 17 of 22 precincts reporting, Allen had 1,469 votes, or 54.5 percent, to Craven’s 1,227 votes, or 45.5 percent.
Allen got 36 percent of the vote while Craven received 32 percent. The runoff took place because neither Allen nor Craven, the top two finishers, received more than 40 percent of the vote in the primary.
Allen campaigned on his opposition to the proposed megasite for a car plant in northeastern Randolph County, as well as his concerns about a proposed new county landfill.
The GOP nominee will face Democrat Elworth Cheek and unaffiliated candidate Kyle Dixon in the Nov. 4 general election. The winner will replace longtime Republican Commissioner Harold Holmes, who is retiring at the end of this year.
Who wins Republican primaries or runoffs in Randolph County is critical, since no Democrat has been elected to partisan office in the county in the past 30 years.
District 3 on the Board of Commissioners covers the northeastern part of the county, though the races are decided by all county voters. Commissioner candidates run from and must live in one of five districts, although the contests are settled countywide.

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Republican Board of Commissioners candidates Dave Craven and David Allen were locked in a tight race Tuesday night in the runoff for the District 3 seat.

With 11 of 22 precincts reporting, Allen had 1,050 votes, or 50.8 percent, to Craven’s 1,017 votes, or 49.2 percent. The close runoff race reflected how Craven and Allen finished in the four-candidate May 6 primary.
Allen got 36 percent of the vote while Craven received 32 percent. The runoff took place because neither Allen nor Craven, the top two finishers, received more than 40 percent of the vote in the primary.
The GOP nominee will face Democrat Elworth Cheek and unaffiliated candidate Kyle Dixon in the Nov. 4 general election. The winner will replace longtime Republican Commissioner Harold Holmes, who is retiring at the end of this year.
Who wins Republican primaries or runoffs in Randolph County is critical, since no Democrat has been elected to partisan office in the county in the past 30 years.
District 3 on the Board of Commissioners covers the northeastern part of the county, though the races are decided by all county voters. Commissioner candidates run from and must live in one of five districts, although the contests are settled countywide.

pjohnson@hpe.com | 888-3528