Wednesday, May 25, 2022

2022 Primary Election Voter Guide: Pender County

Early voting starts this Thursday, Apr. 28, and runs for two weeks. Primary Election Day is May 17. (Port City Daily/File)

PENDER COUNTY — Have you decided who you’re voting for in the primaries? Early voting starts this Thursday, Apr. 28, and runs for two weeks. Primary Election Day is May 17.

Along with sample ballots, Port City Daily has compiled candidate questionnaires so voters can read up on office contenders’ stances before heading to the polls.

Voters will choose which candidates from their registered party they want to move forward in the formal election. Those who are registered as unaffiliated can choose which party’s primary they want to vote in.

Not registered to vote? Same-day registration is available throughout the early voting period. Check here to see if your registration is active at your current address.

See the full Republican Party Primary sample ballot here and the Democratic Party Primary sample ballot here.

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Pender County Board of Commissioners

Republican ballot

Seats are open in districts 1, 2 and 3, currently held by David Williams, chair David Piepmeyer and George Brown Jr.

In District 1, voters can choose from two candidates, Joe Cinna and Jimmy T. Tate. District 2’s Wendy Fletcher-Hardee (R) is running unopposed, while District 3 has two candidates to choose from — Jerry D. Groves or incumbent George R. Brown.

District 1: Joseph Cinna

District 1: Jimmy Tate

District 2: Wendy Fletcher-Hardee (unopposed)

District 3: Jerry Groves

Democrat ballot

There are no Democrats running for the board of commissioners.

Pender County Sheriff

Republican ballot

Challenging Sheriff Alan Cutler is Mike Korn and Mike Sorg. Voters will choose one candidate. Unaffiliated candidate Randy Burton will appear on the general election ballot, as long as he turns in the required signatures by the deadline (read his questionnaire here).

Sheriff Alan Cutler

Mike Sorg

Mike Korn

Democrat ballot

There are no Democrats running for sheriff.

N.C. House District 7

Republican ballot

Max Southworth-Beckett is the sole Republican candidate challenging incumbent Rep. David Rouzer in the general election for US House District 7.

Democrat ballot

Charles Evans, Charles Graham, Yushonda Midgette and Steve Miller are running in the primaries to challenge the Republican candidates, incumbent Rep. David Rouzer or Max Southworth-Beckett in the general election for US House District 7.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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