12/01/2022
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Sheriff Jim McVicker won a third term Tuesday as Bladen County’s top law enforcement officer while five-term Board of Education member Vince Rozier was defeated, based on unofficial returns posted by the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

McVicker, a Republican, defeated former deputy Hakeem Brown by 11 percentage points for the second time. The sheriff won Tuesday 6,507-to-5,216, based on unofficial returns. He beat Brown, a Democraft, in 2018 by a 6,950-to-5,562 margin.

School board member Cory Singletary and chairman Rozier, both Democrats, were beaten for one of three county-wide seats on the nine-member board.

Incumbent Dennis R. Edwards, a Republican, led the ballot with 3,651 votes, according to unofficial returns. Democrat Harfel Davis, with 2,442 votes, and Republican Steve Kwiatkowski, with 1,703 votes, claimed the other two seats. Singletary was fourth with 1,577, write-in candidates had 1,039 votes and Rozier had 887 votes.

Board of Education District 1 representative Gary Rhoda ran unopposed.

Republican Cristin Hursey will be the new Clerk of Superior Court after defeating Democrat Althea Dixon Weaver by 17 percentage points in the race to replace retiring clerk Niki Dennis. According to unofficial returns, Hursey had 6,841 votes and Dixon Weaver had 4,803 votes.

Bladen County voters approved the sale of malt beverages and unfortified wines county-wide while, again, rejecting a local sales and use tax referendum, according to unofficial returns.

The pair of alcohol-related referendums passed by 17 percentage points. The local sales and use tax referendum was defeated by almost 15 points.

Commissioners Arthur Bullock, Charles Ray Peterson and Cameron McGill ran unopposed. Bullock is a Democrat while Peterson and McGill are Republicans.

There were 5,231 ballots cast at Bladen County’s 17 precincts during the 13-hour voting period Tuesday. That compares to 6,630 votes recorded during the 17-day one-stop voting period that ended Saturday. Total votes recorded for the 2022 midterm elections was 11,861, which is 53.44% of Bladen County’s 22,195 registered voters, according to Bladen County Board of Elections figures.

2022 Bladen County Election Results

Final Unofficial Returns
BLADEN COUNTY
SHERIFF
17 of 17 precincts
VOTES CLERK OF COURT
17 of 17 precincts
VOTES
Jim McVicker (R) 6,507 Cristin Hursey (R) 6,841
Hakeem Brown (D) 5,216 Althea Dixon Weaver (D) 4,803
REGISTER OF DEEDS
17 of 17 precincts
VOTES SOIL & WATER
17 of 17 precincts
VOTES
Beverly T. Parks (R) 7,729 Charles Gillespie 8,095
Write-In 646
BOARD OF EDUCATION
COUNTY-WIDE
(3 seats)

17 of 17 precincts
VOTES DISTRICT 1
10 of 10 precincts
VOTES
Dennis R. Edwards (R) 3,651 Gary N. Rhoda (D) 2,548
Harfel Davis (D) 2,442 DISTRICT 3
10 of 10 precincts
VOTES
Steve Kwiatkowski (R) 1,703 Keith Locklear (R) 2,610
Cory Singletary (D) 1,577 Jerome L. Purdie (D) 1,383
Write-In 1,039
Vince Rozier (D) 887
REFERENDUMS
MALT BEVERAGE
17 of 17 precincts
VOTES SALES & USE TAX
17 of 17 precincts
VOTES
For 6,649 Against 6,516
Against 4,664 For 4,870
UNFORTIFIED WINE
17 of 17 precincts
VOTES  
For 6,610
Against 4,651
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
DISTRICT 1
10 of 10 precincts
VOTES DISTRICT 2
6 of 6 precincts
VOTES
Arthur A. Bullock (D) 2,631 Charles Ray Peterson (R) 2,958
DISTRICT 3
10 of 10 precincts
VOTES  
Cameron McGill 2,872
NATIONAL, STATE
(Bladen totals only)
U.S. HOUSE DIST. 7
17 of 17 precincts
VOTES U.S. SENATE
17 of 17 precincts
VOTES
David Rouzer (R) 6,993 Ted Budd (R) 6,738
Charles Graham (D) 4,729 Cheri Beasley (D) 4,774
N.C. SENATE DIST. 9
17 of 17 precincts
VOTES Shannon W. Bray (L) 149
Brent Jackson (R) 7,583 Matthew Hoh (G) 83
Write-In 7
N.C. HOUSE DIST. 22
17 of 17 precincts
VOTES
William Brisson (R) 7,773
JUDICIAL
(Bladen totals only)
N.C. SUPREME
COURT Seat 3
17
of 17 precincts
VOTES N.C. SUPREME
COURT Seat 5
17 of 17 precincts
VOTES
Richard Dietz (R) 6,851 Trey Allen (R) 6,897
Lucy Inman (D) 4,779 Sam J. Ervin IV (D 4,697
APPEALS COURT
Seat 8
17
of 17 precincts
VOTES APPEALS COURT
Seat 9
17 of 17 precincts
VOTES
Julie Tate Flood (R) 6,781 Donna Stroud (R) 6,905
Carolyn Thompson (D) 4,750 Brad A. Salmon (D) 4,642
APPEALS COURT
Seat 10
17
of 17 precincts
VOTES APPEALS COURT
Seat 11
17 of 17 precincts
VOTES
John M. Tyson (R) 6,848 Michael J. Stading (R) 6,792
Gale Murray Adams (D) 4,653 Darren Jackson (D) 4,618
DISTRICT COURT
District 13, Seat 1
17
of 17 precincts
VOTES DISTRICT COURT
District 13, Seat 2
17 of 17 precincts
VOTES
Will M. Callihan Jr. (R) 7,664 Bryan Wilson (R) 6,694
Quintin McGee (D 4,820
DISTRICT COURT
District 13, Seat 7
17
of 17 precincts
VOTES DISTRICT ATTORNEY
District 15
17 of 17 precincts
VOTES
Sarah McPherson (R) 7,540 Jon David (R) 7,587