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Unconfirmed Results are in for Davidson’s Campaign 2017

by | Nov 8, 2017

Poll workers (l-r) Edna Johnson and Elizabeth Martin monitor a printer as it reports election results. (Bill Giduz photo)

The unofficial votes are in. On November 17, the votes will be certified, to include additional absentee ballots received and any confirmed provisional ballots.

According to these preliminary numbers, Davidson’s new mayor will be Rusty Knox, who unseated five-term mayor, John Woods. Laurie Venzon finished in third place.

From a field of an original 13 candidates, the expected order of the commissioners according to the preliminary votes received, are:

Jim Fuller

Matthew Fort

Autumn Rierson Michael

Jane Campbell

David Sitton

The results showed such a narrow margin between David Sitton and Shana Erber that it was difficult to tell who actually won the fifth Commissioner seat. In the end, it appears that Sitton may have edged out Erber by eight votes.

The school bonds and general obligation bonds were approved.

Davidson’s voter turnout was nearly 40 percent, exceeding expectations in a non-national election.  You can find the official count on the NC State Board of Elections.

Editor’s Note: To achieve our numbers, we added the votes from Mecklenburg and Iredell Counties, because there is a neighborhood in Iredell County whose residents vote in the Davidson elections.

Marguerite Williams

Marguerite (Margo) Williams is a novelist ("Madame President"), editor, and business owner of A Way With Words. A 16-year member of the Davidson Town Board, she has lived in Davidson since 1977. Visit her at her website.

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