Arrington wins race for Nash board seat – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: Congratulations Marvin you have been dedicated and worked hard over the years helping to get Democrats elected so now is your time. Thank you for willing to serve. Wow! So Robbie Davis Republican Chair endorsed Dr. Johnson. Marvin will be taking the seat of Mrs. Lou Richardson who is black so therefore it is good a black person is the one to replace her.

Democrat Marvin Arrington has emerged as the winner of the Democrat primary and will likely serve as the next District 1 representative on the Nash County Board of Commissioners.

Arrington garnered 71.21 percent of the vote while his opponent, Dr. Mike Johnson, received 23.79 percent. Arrington had 871 more votes than his opponent.

Even though the primary races do not usually decide the ultimate victory of most races, no Republicans filed to run for the District 1 seat, which has long been held by a Democrat. Barring an unusual write-in vote victory in November, Arrington will win the District 1 seat.

In an interview after the election, Arrington disputed the fact that he did not have a Republican opponent.

“I think my opponent was actually a Republican disguised as a Democrat,” Arrington told the Telegram. (Read more)