Republican primary, state Senate District 34 (Iredell and Yadkin Counties) A.J. Daoud. Education: B.S. Barry University, MBA University of Phoenix. Occupation: Funeral director, including Huff Funeral Home in Yadkin County. Career highlights: Former police officer. Sixth Congressional District Chairman for NCGOP. N.C. Lottery Commissioner. William “Bill” Howell. Education: A.S.