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Democrats break Senate supermajority in unofficial NCGA results

CJ photo by Don Carrington
CJ photo by Don Carrington

UPDATED, 8:46 a.m. Republican John Alexander may have kept his seat in Senate District 18. The most recent count from the state elections board shows Alexander defeating Mack Paul by roughly 2,500 votes. 

Gov. Roy Cooper will have some new partners at the negotiating table in 2019: The Republican majority in the state Senate will shrink by six or seven seats, ending the GOP’s veto-proof margin in that chamber.

Republicans need at least 30 votes to override a Cooper veto. The Republican majority will shrink from 35-15 to perhaps 29-21, with Democrats holding enough seats to prevent a unified GOP caucus from overriding the governor’s veto unless Republicans recruit Democratic help.

Results follow.

Winner in bold type; incumbents indicated with *

District 1

  • D. Cole Phelps (D): 46.7 percent
  • Bob Steinburg (R): 53.2 percent

District 2

  • Ginger Garner (D): 35.4 percent
  • Timothy Harris (L): 2.7 percent
  • Norman Sanderson (R)*: 61.8 percent

District 3

  • Erica Smith (D)*: 53.7 percent
  • Charles Earley (R): 46.2 percent

District 4

  • Richard Scott (R): 40.2 percent
  • Jesse Shearin (L): 2.0 percent
  • Toby Fitch (D)*: 57.7 percent

District 5

  • Kimberly Robb (R): 44.8 percent
  • Don Davis (D)*: 55.1 percent

District 6

  • Harry Brown (R)*: 65.2 percent
  • Joseph Webb (D): 34.7 percent

District 7

  • Louis Pate (R )*: 54.3 percent
  • David Brantley (D): 45.7 percent

District 8

  • Anthony Mascolo (L): 2.9 percent
  • Bill Rabon (R)*: 58.6 percent
  • David Sink (D): 38.4 percent

District 9

  • Ethan Bickley (L): 3.0 percent
  • Michael Lee (R)*: 48.45 percent
  • Harper Peterson (D): 48.49 percent

District 10

  • Brent Jackson (R)*: 62.5 percent
  • Vernon Moore (D): 37.5 percent

District 11

  • Rick Horner (R)*: 56.6 percent
  • Albert Pacer (D): 43.4 percent

District 12

  • Jim Burgin (R): 59.5 percent
  • Jean Sivoli (D): 40.5 percent

District 13

  • Danny Britt (R)*: 62.8 percent
  • John Campbell (D): 37.2 percent

District 14

  • Sandra Andrews (R): 25.9 percent
  • Dan Blue (D)*: 71.3 percent
  • Richard Haygood (L): 2.7 percent

District 15

  • Jay Chaudhuri (D)*: 73.1 percent
  • Brian Lewis (L): 3.5 percent
  • Alan Michael (R): 23.3 percent

District 16

  • Brian Irving (L): 3.4 percent
  • Wiley Nickel (D): 65.3 percent
  • Paul Smith (R): 31.3 percent

District 17

  • Tamara Barringer (R)*: 46.5 percent
  • Bruce Basson (L): 3.0 percent
  • Sam Searcy (D): 50.4 percent

District 18

  • John Alexander (R)*: 47.5 percent
  • Brad Hessel (L): 2.4 percent
  • Mack Paul (D): 49.9 percent

District 19

  • Kirk DeViere (D): 50.2 percent
  • Wesley Meredith (R)*: 49.7 percent

District 20

  • Jared Erickson (L): 2.6 percent
  • Floyd McKissick (D)*: 83.5 percent
  • Thomas Stark (R): 13.8 percent

District 21

  • Ben Clark (D)*: 71.0 percent
  • Timothy Leever (R): 28.9 percent

District 22

  • Rick Padgett (R): 36.2 percent
  • Ray Ubinger (L): 2.0 percent
  • Mike Woodard (D)*: 61.8 percent

District 23

  • Tom Glendenning (R): 28.8 percent
  • Valerie Foushee (D)*: 71.1 percent

District 24

  • Rick Gunn (R)*: 53.9 percent
  • J.D. Wooten (D): 46.0 percent

District 25

  • Tom McInnis (R)*: 57.2 percent
  • Helen Probst Mills (D): 42.7 percent

District 26

  • William McCaskill (D): 35.1 percent
  • Jerry Tillman (R )*: 64.9 percent

District 27

  • Michael Garrett (D): 50.4 percent
  • Trudy Wade (R)*: 49.6 percent

District 28

  • Clark Porter (R): 24.8 percent
  • Gladys Robinson (D)*: 75.1 percent

District 29

  • Eddie Gallimore (R): 71.7 percent
  • Cheraton Love (D): 28.2 percent

District 30

  • Phil Berger (R)*: 62.7 percent
  • Robert Michael Jordan (L): 3.1 percent
  • Jennifer Mangrum (D): 34.0 percent

District 31

  • Joyce Krawiec (R)*: 61.2 percent
  • John Motsinger (D): 30.8 percent

District 32

  • Eric Henderson (R): 27.1 percent
  • Paul Lowe (D)*: 72.9 percent

District 33

  • Carl Ford (R)*: 68.3 percent
  • Arin Wilhelm (D): 31.6 percent

District 34

  • Beniah McMiller (D): 30.1 percent
  • Victoria Sawyer (R): 69.8 percent

District 35

  • Todd Johnson (R): 61.6 percent
  • Caroline Walker (D): 38.3 percent

District 36

  • Paul Newton (R)*: 56.7 percent
  • Mark Shelley (D): 43.2 percent

District 37

  • Stuart Collins (C): 1.9 percent
  • Jeff Jackson (D)*: 78.4 percent
  • Nora Trotman (R): 19.7 percent

District 38

  • Mujtaba Mohammed (D): 81.9 percent
  • Richard Rivette (R): 18.1 percent

District 39

  • Dan Bishop (R)*: 53.0 percent
  • Chad Stachowicz (D): 47.0 percent

District 40

  • Bobbie Shields (R): 24.5 percent
  • Joyce Waddell (D)*: 75.5 percent

District 41

  • Natasha Marcus (D): 56.9 percent
  • Jeff Tarte (R)*: 43.1 percent

District 42

  • Andy Wells (R)*: 66.3 percent
  • Ric Vandett (D): 33.6 percent

District 43

  • Mitchell Bridges (L): 2.7 percent
  • Kathy Harrington (R)*: 63.4 percent
  • Altriese Price (D): 33.7 percent

District 44

  • Ted Alexander (R): 68.8 percent
  • David Lattimore (D): 31.1 percent

District 45

  • Deanna Ballard (R)*: 65.2 percent
  • Wes Luther (D): 34.8 percent

District 46

  • Warren Daniel (R)*: 69.9 percent
  • Arthur Sherwood (D): 30.0 percent

District 47

  • Ralph Hise (R)*: 62.3 percent
  • David Wheeler (D): 37.6 percent

District 48

  • Norman Bossert (D): 43.7 percent
  • Chuck Edwards (R)*: 56.3 percent

District 49

  • Mark Crawford (R): 33.9 percent
  • Lyndon John Smith (L): 2.3 percent
  • Terry Van Duyn (D)*: 63.6 percent

District 50

  • Jim Davis (R)*: 60.3 percent
  • Robert Kuppers (D): 39.6 percent