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2019 Election Results for New Hanover County

by Nov 5, 2019Blog

November 6, 2019, New Hanover County Election Update

Results

(Republican Candidates are in BOLD)

 

CITY OF WILMINGTON

MAYOR

• Bill Saffo 7,709 52%
Devon M. Scott 7,079 48%

 

COUNCIL MEMBER

• Margaret Haynes (inc.) 6,549 17%
• Kevin Spears 5,703 14%
• Neil Anderson (R)(inc.) 5,441 14%
Paul Lawler(inc.) 5,435 14%
Scott Monroe 5,219 13%
Kimberly Spader  4,117 10%
Harry Smith, Jr. (R) 3,163 8%
Alexandria Monroe 1,484 4%
Mack Coyle 1,373 3%
Matt Thrift 1,148 3%

 

TOWN OF CAROLINA BEACH

MAYOR

•LeAnn Pierce (R)  1,020 54%
Tom Elicson (R) 759 40%
Dorrene Stanley 57 3%
T.D. Scaringi 48 3%

 

COUNCIL MEMBER

Lynn Barbee 1,143 33%
Jay Healy 1,011 29%
Steve Shuttleworth (R) 1,005 29%
Debi DiNatale (R) 281 8%
Shell Serracin-Macon 37 1%

 

TOWN OF KURE BEACH

MAYOR

• Craig Bloszinsky (R) 193 96%

 

BOARD OF COMMISIONERS

• David W. Heglar (R) 186 49%
Joseph M. Whitley 183 48%

 

TOWN OF WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH

MAYOR

• Darryl Mills (R)  411 67%
Greg Buscemi
200 33%

 

ALDERMAN

• Jeff DeGroote (R) 488 47%
• Zeke Partin (R)  417 40%
 

Reporting Data from Election

 

2019 County One-stop Totals for Early Voting

(click link to view report)

2019 NHC Early Voting Daily One-Stop Totals

Notes and Observations

  • Kevin Spears dominated precincts in downtown Wilmington and crushed Margaret Haynes in almost every downtown precinct.
  • Neil Anderson holds six (6) votes over Paul Lawler. Absentee ballots are still being counted. Official canvas is on November 13th.
  • Margaret Haynes came in 2nd in her own precinct.
  • Early voting participation increased by 51% from the 2017 election. 16 additional early voting hours were added this election.
  • Neil Anderson led the field in 8 of 27 precincts.
  • Kevin Spears led in 8 precincts.
  • Margaret Haynes led in 6 precincts (several with very few votes).
  • Although voter participation was low, it still was greatly underestimated. Our team believed 4,000 votes was the magic number to win a Wilmington council seat. The reality was that over 5,400 were needed just to be competitive. The magic number was actually 5,600.
  • Early voting was a missed opportunity for Republicans. The top three Wilmington Democratic council candidates’ received 28%-30% of their votes from early voters. Anderson received only 22%.
  • Initial data shows Democratic voter enthusiasm to be greater than Republican as demonstrated by the very strong showing of Kevin Spears. Voting participation numbers by party will be released soon.