The Political Agitator Response: It is sad when candidates have to spend time dealing with ignant racist ass folk. It is evident that Gardner is campaigning on don’t vote for this black man. Thank you Sheriff Woodard for your setting the record straight.
Incumbent Sheriff Calvin Woodard said there’s a lot about politics he wishes weren’t true.
“I really wish candidates didn’t have to raise money to run for office,” Woodard said Friday afternoon. “I like meeting and talking with the people of Wilson County. But I think campaigns should be based on the candidate’s platform. Unfortunately, there is the raising money portion of this.”
Woodard doesn’t believe the person with the biggest war chest is automatically victorious.
Woodard, a Democrat, faces Republican Joey Gardner in the November election.
“I think people want to know your work record, your history,” Woodard said. “I think the people of Wilson County believe in this office and believe in me and know I am dedicated to getting the job done.” (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator Response: Good job Zette McArn and Bob James this is democracy at it’s best. We all must be engaged making sure the voting process is carried out properly leaving no voter behind.
The N.C. Board of Elections is investigating a complaint they received Tuesday alleging a precinct judge accepted voter IDs from residents in the November election.
Voter IDs laws don’t go into effect until 2016.
The complaint included a screen capture of a Facebook post reportedly from Bobby Pittman from November that stated, "Worked a predominately black precinct as a judge this past election in Wilson County. Many are already presenting their IDs with no negative recourse. Of course, I took their ID to vote.”
The precise intentions are not clear by what is written in the post and Pittman did not respond to requests to interview him.
Pittman was removed a day earlier as a precinct worker by the Wilson County Board of Elections due to an incident from the May primary not related to the voter ID complaint. In that complaint, Pittman presided as precinct chief judge as a Wilson registered voter wasn’t able to vote on his watch and then not given a provisional ballot. (Source: Wilson Times)
The race for the District 23 seat in the N.C. House of Representatives will go to a runoff election between Democrats Shelly Willingham and R.B. “Rusty” Holderness.
Willingham received the most votes in a four-way race for the position during last week’s primary election with 2,978 votes, or 35.61 percent. However, he failed to reach a 40 percent threshold required to avoid the possibility of a second primary. Since Willingham received less than 40 percent of the votes, Holderness, who was the second-highest vote getter, had the right to request a second primary, which he did Tuesday. The second primary election will be held July 15. (Source: Read more)
I commend Shelly Willingham for being consistent in his seeking to be elected to the NC General Assembly. He worked hard and he deserve the opportunity to go to Raleigh to serve the people.
Rusty Holderness on the other hand has a big choice to make by Thursday May 15 because the election is in his court. Because Willingham didn’t get 40% of the votes to declare him the winner, Holderness can choose to have a run-off or to let Willingham be the winner.
During the last week of the elections one of my resources said that it was the talk that Willingham was going to have a good chance of winning the race. Turns out my resource was right on!
I have to agree with Willingham that he will more than likely win if a run-off election was held in June.
I would have to support Willingham if there was an election to be held. So there you have it.
I am still trying to figure out why that damn other guy ran against our fine Sheriff James L. Knight of Edgecombe County. This ignant guy talked about Sheriff has done a good job but that it was time for a change. That other guy said that the people said they wanted a change. Well 471 folks either don’t understand, in denial or just don’t care about having a fine man in office. However but the 5,000 plus let them know therwise. But from what I understand that ignant other guy still don’t get it. I heard he says he is going to work with that Republican candidate to try to unseat our fine Sheriff. Well maybe the other guy will get it in November when he see that even those good folks in the Republican Party knows that we have a fine Sheriff.
I was there when our fine Sheriff was appointed in 1996. I played a role in the appointment process as I was the 3rd Vice Chair of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party when there were some folks out there working to get the Knight appointed. In 1998 I was the Chair of the ECDP so again I was there. I have been pleased with our Sheriff since 1996 and I stand behind him because he has proven to be one of the best, most effective and progressive Sheriff in North Carolina but not limited to.
I am calling on all the good folks of Edgecombe County to “Let’s do it again!” in November. That is my campaign slogan for November.
Didn’t know until tonight that I have been kicked off the Wilson Democratic Party facebook page. George Fisher told me he had been kicked off so I said let me see what is going on other there and come to find out I have been kicked off. Oh well! I wonder what brought that on? Oh George told me he shared one of my post there so damn because he did that, they kicked me off. Thank you Asa Gregory.
Congrats to the following candidates
Edgecombe County Races
Sheriff James L. Knight whipped that guy – Will have opposition in November Knight defeats challenger in Edgecombe County sheriff race
School Board Marva Scott defeated John Edmondson – Final – Scott will have no opposition in November Challenger wins Edgecombe County school board seat
Congressman G.K. Butterfield defeated Dan Whittacre again – Will have opposition in November Incumbents win congressional primary races
NC House 24 Shelly Willingham & Rusty Holderness – Probably a run-off knocked out Taro Knight & Bronson Williams Willingham wins N.C. House District 23 race, may face runoff
NC Senate Erica Smith Ingram – defeated Clark Jenkins – Final – Ingram will have no opposition in the November Challenger unseats Jenkins in N.C. Senate District 3 race
Judge Robin Hudson – Will face Eric Levinson in November Challengers emerge in U.S. House races
US Senate Kay Hagans – Will have opposition in November election U.S. Senate: Thom Tillis easily wins Republican primary, takes aim at Democrat Kay Hagan
Sheriff – Stanley Griffin defeated Gene Braswell – Will face Keith Stone in November Griffin wins Nash County sheriff primary race
Sheriff Calvin Woodard – Will have opposition in November Woodard gears up for November battle
NC House 23 Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield – Final – No opposition in November Rep. Farmer-Butterfield bests Mark Bibbs
Senate District 5 Don Davis – Roundup: Brown wins; James loses