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Alan Cutler takes more than half of Pender County votes for Sheriff to move on to November

The Pender County Sheriff's race saw seven Republicans face off in Tuesday's primary

Alan Cutler is one of seven Republicans running in the 2018 primary election to replace Sheriff Carson Smith in Pender County. (Port City Daily photo | Courtesy Alan Cutler)
Alan Cutler took a 50-percent lead over six other candidates in Tuesday’s primary election for Pender County Sheriff (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Alan Cutler)

PENDER COUNTY—The candidate’s for the November election for Pender County Sheriff have been decided after Tuesday’s Republican primary election.

According to the State Board of Elections, Alan Cutler received the majority of votes after all 20 precincts reported results. Cutler will face off against Democrat Lawrence Fennell in the November general election.

Cutler took more than 50-percent of the votes cast in the primary–2,176–according to the State Board of Elections.

Unofficial results show candidate Alan Cutler winning the Tuesday primary election by more than half (Port City Daily/Courtesy NCSBE)
Unofficial results show candidate Alan Cutler winning the Tuesday primary election by more than half (Port City Daily/Courtesy NCSBE)

Seven candidates entered into the race after the announcement from Sheriff Carson Smith of his intent to run for the N.C. House of Representatives spot vacated by Chris Millis.

Cutler previously served as a Pender County Deputy until 1995 when he transitioned into the role of a State Trooper.

Election results are not official until the Board of Elections completes the county-wide canvass.


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