Shelly Willingham received the most votes against his opponents during the May Primary Election. Rusty Holderness was 2nd runner up, Taro Knight 3rd and Bronson William came in 4th. Because Willingham didn’t receive 40 percent of the votes, Holderness was able to call for a run-off.
Folks you must get out and vote for Willingham on Tuesday July 15. I am going to vote for Willingham because first of all this is a black majority district and Willingham is capable of going to Raleigh and doing the best he can for the people of Edgecombe County but not limited to.
Rocky Mount voters you can go to D.S. Johnson Data Center 600 N. Fairview Road and at the Edgecombe County Administration Building 201 Saint Andrews Street Tarboro NC Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM and 8:00 AM – 1 P. M. on Saturday.
The Run-Off Election or you could say the 2nd Primary will be held on July 15.
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.