Election Night Results

By: 
Lindsay Robins
Staff Writer

Election night came with a few surprises and close races. The unofficial results are in from the Catawba County Board of Elections.

Donald “Duck” Robinson will keep his mayoral seat in Catawba. Donald “Donnie” Allen and Carroll Yount will work with him on council.

Chris Reese and Dale Sherrill will be joined by Lee Miller on Claremont’s City Council.

Don Beal, Bruce Eckard, and Kyle Hayman will keep their council seats in Conover.

Max Bumgarner, Jr., currently acting as mayor as Maiden’s Mayor Pro-Tem, will officially fill the mayoral seat. Ronnie Williams will be joined on council by Beth Poovey Rudisill and Bob Sigmon.

Eddie Haupt will become the next mayor of Newton. John Stiver will retain his council seat for the remainder of its term. Jody Dixon and Jerry Hodge will be joined by Beverly Danner Stull on council.

“I would like to thank everyone in the city for coming out to vote for me,” Haupt said after the election results came in. “ I look forward to serving the people of Newton and will do the best job I can possibly do. “

Jim Stockner, Jeanne Jarrett, and Mark Pennell will keep their seats on the Newton-Conover School Board.

The Town of Catawba placed votes for mayor and town council. Incumbent Donald Robinson ran unopposed for the office of mayor. Donald Allen, Colleen Anderson, Amanda Drum Stewart, and Carroll Yount were on the ballot for two seats on town council.

The City of Claremont placed votes for city council. Lee Miller, David B. Morrow, David J. Pruitt, Chris Reese, and M. Dale Sherrill were on the ballot for three council seats.

The City of Conover placed votes for city council. Don A. Beal, Bruce R. Eckard, Timothy Garrison, Kyle J. Hayman, Brenda J. Powell, and Tim Settlemyre were on the ballot for three council seats.

The Town of Maiden placed votes for mayor and town council. Max Bumgarner, Jr. and Zane R Hudson were on the ballot for the office of mayor. Richard Fox, Danny Lee Kiser, Beth Poovey Rudisill, Bob Sigmon, and Ronnie K. Williams were on the ballot for three council seats.

The City of Newton placed votes for mayor and city council. Eddie Haupt, Al Hoover, Jeremy Petty, and John M. Stiver were on the ballot for the office of mayor. Jody M. Dixon, Laddie H. Ford Jr., Jerry T. Hodge, J. Mike Honeycutt, Roy Johnson, Mary Bess Lawing, Yerby Ray, Rick Settlemyre, Addie Shuford, and Beverly Danner Stull were on the ballot for three council seats.

Newton-Conover City Schools had three school board positions on the ballot, one for Newton and two for Conover. Jim Stockner was on the ballot for the Newton seat. Jeanne C. Jarrett and Mark W. Pennell were on the ballot for the Conover seats.

The official results will be available after canvas on November 15th but are not expected to change from the unofficial results already released. Winning candidates will take office during the first council meeting of each town or city in December 2019.

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