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House Democrats have big night, ending GOP supermajority

CJ Photo by Kari Travis
CJ Photo by Kari Travis

State Democrats accomplished a major goal in Tuesday’s midterm election, breaking the Republican Party’s supermajority in the General Assembly. Unofficial results show the GOP, which has a 75-45 advantage in the 2017 session — three votes more than needed to override a veto by Gov. Roy Cooper with a unified caucus — lost nine seats.

Republicans will enter the 2019 session with a 66-54 majority, pending the outcome of several contests. Most notable among those too close to call is in District 103, where former Gov. Jim Hunt’s daughter Rachel held a lead of fewer than 100 votes early Wednesday. The Democrat is seeking the seat of Republican incumbent Bill Brawley.

Among the noteworthy defeated incumbents is Rep. Nelson Dollar, a Wake County Republican who is the senior House budget writer.

Carolina Journal will provide more reporting and analysis as results are verified.

Winner listed in bold, incumbents indicated by *

District 1

  • Ronald Wesson (D): 46.9 percent
  • Ed Goodwin (R): 53.1 percent

District 2

  • Darryl Moss (D): 44.6 percent
  • Larry Yarborough* (R): 55.4 percent

District 3

  • Barbara Lee (D): 42.4 percent
  • Michael Speciale* (R): 55 percent
  • T. Lee Horne III (L): 2.7 percent

District 4

  • Da’Quan Love (D): 34.8 percent
  • James Dixon* (R): 62.9 percent
  • Kevin E. Hayes (L): 2.2 percent

District 5

  • Howard Hunter III* (D): 59.9 percent
  • Phillip Smith (R): 40.1 percent

District 6

  • Tess Judge (D): 44.9 percent
  • Robert Hanig (R): 55.1 percent

District 7

  • Bobbie Richardson* (D): 42 percent
  • Lisa Barnes (R): 58 percent

District 8

  • Kandie Smith (D): 64.5 percent
  • Brenda Smith (R): 35.5 percent

District 9

  • Kris Rixon (D): 39.8 percent
  • Gregory Murphy* (R): 60.2 percent

District 10

  • Tracy Blackmon (D): 30.6 percent
  • John Bell* (R): 69.4 percent

District 11

  • Allison Dahle (D): 69.3 percent
  • Tyler Brooks (R): 27.3 percent
  • Travis Groo (L): 3.4 percent

District 12

  • Chris Humphrey (R): 56.1 percent
  • George Graham* (D): 43.9 percent

District 13

  • Patricia McElraft* (R): 72.8 percent
  • Penelope diMaio (Unaffiliated): 27.2 percent

District 14

  • Isaiah Johnson (D): 41.1 percent
  • George Cleveland* (R): 58.9 percent

District 15

  • Daniel Whitten (D): 33.4 percent
  • Phillip Shepard* (R): 66.6 percent

District 16

  • John Johnson (D): 40.5 percent
  • Carson Smith Jr. (R): 59.5 percent

District 17

  • Tom Simmons (D): 36.4 percent
  • Frank Iler* (R): 63.6 percent

District 18

  • Deb Butler* (D): 62.4 percent
  • Louis Harmati (R): 34.5 percent
  • Joseph Sharp (L): 3.1 percent

District 19

  • Marcia Morgan (D): 46.8 percent
  • Ted Davis Jr.* (R): 49.4 percent
  • David Perry (L): 3.8 percent

District 20

  • Leslie Cohen (D): 47.2 percent
  • Holly Grange* (R): 52.8 percent

District 21

  • Raymond Smith Jr. (D): 52.6 percent
  • Robert Freeman Sr. (R): 47.4 percent

District 22

  • Martin Denning (D): 43.3 percent
  • William Brisson* (R): 56.7 percent

District 23

  • Shelly Willingham* (D): 60.8 percent
  • Claiborne Holtzman (R): 39.2 percent

District 24

  • Jean Farmer-Butterfield* (D): 50.8 percent
  • Ken Fontenot (Unaffiliated): 49.2 percent

District 25

  • James Gailliard (D): 51.4 percent
  • John Check (R): 45.2 percent
  • Nicholas Taylor (L): 3.4 percent

District 26

  • Linda Bennett (D): 40.1 percent
  • Donna McDowell White* (R): 59.9 percent

District 27

  • Michael Wray* (D): 69.3 percent
  • Raymond Dyer (R): 30.7 percent

District 28

  • Jimmie Massengill (D): 34.3 percent
  • Larry Strickland* (R): 63.3 percent
  • Walter Rabon (L): 2.5 percent

District 29

  • MaryAnn Black* (D): 88.1 percent
  • Charles Becker (R): 11.9 percent

District 30

  • Marcia Morey* (D): 73.8 percent
  • Barry Burch Sr. (R): 24 percent
  • Matthew Wagoner (L): 2.1 percent

District 31

  • Zack Forde-Hawkins (D): 81 percent
  • Torian Webson (R): 15.9 percent
  • Erik Raudsep (L): 3.1 percent

District 32

  • Terry Garrison* (D): 64.1 percent
  • Robert Shingler (R): 35.9 percent

District 33

  • Rosa Gill* (D): 78.7 percent
  • Anne Murtha (R): 21.3 percent

District 34

  • Grier Martin* (D): 65.5 percent
  • Catherine Whiteford (R): 32.2 percent
  • Cap Hayes (L): 2.4 percent

District 35

  • Terence Everitt (D): 51.1 percent
  • Chris Malone* (R): 45.6 percent
  • Michael Nelson (L): 3.4 percent

District 36

  • Julie Von Haefen (D): 49.3 percent
  • Nelson Dollar* (R): 47.7 percent
  • Robyn Pegram (L): 3 percent

District 37

  • Sydney Batch (D): 49.8 percent
  • John Adcock* (R): 48 percent
  • Guy Meilleur (L): 2.2 percent

District 38

  • Yvonne Lewis Holley* (D): 81.8 percent
  • Kenneth Bagnal (R): 15.6 percent
  • Bobby Emory (L): 2.6 percent

District 39

  • Darren Jackson* (D): 66.2 percent
  • Rhonda Allen (R): 31.6 percent
  • Martin Matuszewski (L): 2.2 percent

District 40

  • Joe John* (D): 51.5 percent
  • Marilyn Avila (R): 44.8 percent
  • David Ulmer (L): 3.8 percent

District 41

  • Gale Adcock* (D): 66.7 percent
  • Emmanuel Wilder (R): 33.3 percent

District 42

  • Marvin Lucas Jr.* (D): 76 percent
  • Ed Williams (R): 21.4 percent
  • Mark Crowe (L): 2.6 percent

District 43

  • Elmer Floyd* (D): 74.1 percent
  • John Czajkowski (R): 25.9 percent

District 44

  • William Richardson* (D): 56.5 percent
  • Linda Devore (R): 43.5 percent

District 45

  • Albeiro Florez (D): 41.5 percent
  • John Szoka* (R): 58.5 percent

District 46

  • Barbara Lockamy (D): 36.5 percent
  • Brenden Jones* (R): 63.5 percent

District 47

  • Charles Graham* (D): 58.6 percent
  • Jarrod Lowery (R): 41.4 percent

District 48

  • Garland Pierce* (D): 63.1 percent
  • Russell Walker (R): 36.9 percent

District 49

  • Cynthia Ball* (D): 66.3 percent
  • David Robertson (R): 31.1 percent
  • Jonathan Horst (L): 2.6 percent

District 50

  • Graig R. Meyer* (D): 62 percent
  • Kenneth Rothrock (R): 38 percent

District 51

  • Lisa Mathis (D): 47.1 percent
  • John Sauls* (R): 52.9 percent

District 52

  • Lowell Simon (D): 37.2 percent
  • Jamie Boles* (R): 62.8 percent

District 53

  • Richard Chapman (D): 37.8 percent
  • David Lewis* (R): 62.2 percent

District 54

  • Robert Reives* (D): 63.2 percent
  • Jay Stobbs (R): 36.8 percent

District 55

  • Franklin Deese (D): 34.6 percent
  • Mark Brody* (R): 65.6 percent

District 56

  • Verla Insko* (D): 86.1 percent
  • Marcus Cooke (R): 11.4 percent
  • Matthew Clements (L): 2.5 percent

District 57

  • Ashton Clemmons (D): 67.5 percent
  • Troy Lawson (R): 32.5 percent

District 58

  • Amos Quick* (D): 76.8 percent
  • Peter Boykin (R): 23.2 percent

District 59

  • Steven Buccini (D): 43.3 percent
  • Jon Hardister* (R): 56.7 percent

District 60

  • Cecil Brockman* (D): 69.0 percent
  • Kurt Collins (R): 31.0 percent

District 61

  • Mary Harrison* (D): 73.20 percent
  • Alissa Batts (R): 26.80 percent

District 62

  • Martha Shafer (D): 42.6
  • John Faircloth* (R): 57.4 percent

District 63

  • Erica McAdoo (D): 49.5 percent
  • Stephen M. Ross* (R): 50.5 percent

District 64

  • Cathy Von Hassel-Davies (D): 42.0 percent
  • Dennis Riddell* (R): 58.0 percent

District 65

  • Michael Lee (D): 34.8 percent
  • Jerry Carter (R): 57.4 percent
  • Houston Barrow (L): 7.8 percent

District 66

  • Ken Goodman* (D): 50.9 percent
  • Joey Davis (R): 47.0 percent
  • Justin Miller (Green): 2.1 percent

District 67

  • Karen Webster (D): 24.1 percent
  • Clayton Sasser (R): 72.5 percent
  • Michael Finn (L): 3.4 percent

District 68

  • Richard Foulke (D): 41.3 percent
  • D. Craig Horn* (R): 58.7 percent

District 69

  • Jennifer Benson (D): 39.6 percent
  • Dean Arp* (R): 60.4 percent

District 70

  • Mary Rulli (D): 23.1 percent
  • Pat Hurley* (R): 76.9 percent

District 71

  • Evelyn Terry* (D): 72.7 percent
  • Scott Arnold (R): 27.3 percent

District 72

  • Derwin Montgomery* (D): 79.2 percent
  • Reginald Reid (R): 20.8 percent

District 73

  • William Stinson (D): 35.7 percent
  • Lee Zachary* (R): 64.3 percent

District 74

  • Terri Legrand (D): 45.4 percent
  • Debra Conrad* (R): 54.6 percent

District 75

  • Dan Besse (D): 47.0 percent
  • Donny C. Lambeth* (R): 53.0 percent

District 76

  • Joseph Fowler III (D): 38.7 percent
  • Harry Warren* (R): 61.3 percent

District 77

  • Bonnie Clark (D): 26.5 percent
  • Julia Howard* (R): 73.5 percent

District 78

  • James Meredith Jr. (D): 21.1 percent
  • Allen McNeill* (R): 78.9 percent

District 79

  • Jerry Langley (D): 39.4 percent
  • Keith Kidwell (R): 60.6 percent

District 80

  • Wendy Sellars (D): 24.7 percent
  • Steven Jarvis (R): 75.3 percent

District 81

  • Edwin Phillips Jr. (D): 28.0 percent
  • Larry Potts* (R): 72.0 percent

District 82

  • Aimy Steele (D): 47.1 percent
  • Linda Johnson* (R): 52.9 percent

District 83

  • Gail Young (D): 47.00 percent
  • Larry G. Pittman* (R): 53.0 percent

District 84

  • Allen Edwards (D): 31.0 percent
  • Rena W. Turner* (R): 69.0 percent

District 85

  • Howard Larsen (D): 25.0 percent
  • Josh Dobson* (R): 75.0 percent

District 86

  • Timothy Barnsback (D): 35.5 percent
  • Hugh Blackwell* (R): 64.5 percent

District 87

  • Amanda Bregel (D): 27.3 percent
  • Destin Hall* (R): 72.7 percent

District 88

  • Mary Belk* (D): 75.6 percent
  • Ty Turner (R): 24.4 percent

District 89

  • Greg Cranford (D): 27.7 percent
  • Mitchell Setzer* (R): 72.3 percent

District 90

  • John Worth Wiles (D): 26.6 percent
  • Sarah Stevens* (R): 68.4 percent
  • Allen Poindexter (C): 5.0 percent

District 91

  • Michael Booth (D): 24.6 percent
  • Kyle Hall* (R): 73.3 percent
  • Steven Brenneis (L): 2.1 percent

District 92

  • Chaz Beasley* (D): 71.2 percent
  • Deborah Ware (R): 28.8 percent

District 93

  • Ray Russell (D): 52.0 percent
  • Jonathan Jordan (R)*: 48.0 percent

District 94

  • Dianne Little (D): 27.3 percent
  • Jeffrey Elmore* (R): 72.7 percent

District 95

  • Carla Fassbender (D): 35.7 percent
  • John Fraley* (R):  64.3 percent

District 96

  • Kimberly Bost (D): 39.2 percent
  • Jay Adams* (R): 60.8 percent

District 97

  • Natalie Robertson (D): 29.5 percent
  • Jason Saine* (R): 70.5 percent

District 98

  • Christy Clark (D): 50.4 percent
  • John Bradford* (R): 49.6 percent

District 99

  • Nasif Majeed (D): 82.3 percent
  • Joshua Niday (R): 17.7 percent

District 100

  • John Autry* (D): 70.8 percent
  • Nancy Campbell (R): 29.2 percent

District 101

  • Carolyn Logan (D): 78.7 percent
  • Steve Mauney (R): 21.3 percent

District 102

  • Becky Carney* (D): 83.3 percent
  • Tyler Norris (R): 16.7 percent

District 103 (too close to call)

  • Rachel Hunt (D): 50.1 percent
  • William Brawley* (R): 49.9 percent

District 104

  • Brandon Lofton (D): 51.6 percent
  • Andy Dulin* (R): 48.4 percent

District 105

  • Wesley Harris (D): 52.2 percent
  • Scott Stone* (R): 47.8 percent

District 106

  • Carla Cunningham* (D): 80.5 percent
  • Geovani Sherow (R): 19.5 percent

District 107

  • Kelly Alexander Jr.* (D): 100 percent

District 108

  • Robert Kellogg (D): 40.2 percent
  • John Torbett* (R): 59.7 percent

District 109

  • Susan Maxon (D): 40.8 percent
  • Dana Bumgardner* (R): 59.1 percent

District 110

  • Christy Mccleary (D): 32.2 percent
  • Kelly Hastings* (R): 67.8 percent

District 111

  • David Brinkley (D): 34.6 percent
  • Timothy K. Moore* (R): 65.4 percent

District 112

  • Gregory Gallagher (D): 29.7 percent
  • David Rogers* (R): 70.9 percent

District 113

  • Samuel Edney (D): 42.4 percent
  • Cody Henson* (R): 57.6 percent

District 114

  • Susan Fisher* (D): 82.2 percent
  • Kris Lindstam (R): 17.8 percent

District 115

  • John Ager* (D): 58.2 percent
  • Amy Evans (R): 41.8 percent

District 116

  • Brian Turner* (D): 54.9 percent
  • Marilyn Brown (R): 45.1 percent

District 117

  • Gayle Kemp (D): 39.9 percent
  • Charles McGrady* (R): 60.1 percent

District 118

  • Rhonda Schandevel (D): 42.7 percent
  • Michele Presnell* (R): 57.3 percent

District 119

  • Joe Sam Queen (D): 52.3 percent
  • Mike Clampitt* (R): 47.7 percent

District 120

  • Aaron Martin (D): 26.5 percent
  • Kevin Corbin* (R): 73.5 percent