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Perkins-Williams holds off challenge to retain seat


Mary Perkins-Williams


The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

An incumbent Pitt County commissioner held off a challenge to win Tuesday’s primary election and likely will retain her seat as she faces no Republican challenge in the fall.

Mary Perkins-Williams defeated James Tripp 1,094 to 742 votes in complete but unofficial totals to win the District 2 seat, which represents northern Pitt County. Hers was one of three primaries for the county board on Tuesday.

In the Republican primary for the District 3 seat, Richard Allsbrook defeated Cynthia Marcus 967 to 312 votes. Allsbrook will face Democrat Christopher Nunnally in the Nov. 6 general election for the seat currently held by Charles Farley. District 3 stretches from east Greenville to the Beaufort County line following the N.C. 33 corridor.

In the Democratic primary for District 4, Alex Allbright defeated Henry Williams 1,239 to 982. Allbright will face Republican Benji Holloman in the general election for the seat currently held by Mark Owens. The seat represents western Pitt County, including Farmville, Falkland and Fountain.

Other seats up for election in November include the District 1 seat held by Ann Huggins. She is expected to face an unaffiliated candidate, Esther Hammond, in November.

Republican Mike Fitzpatrick is running unopposed for the District 5 seat currently held by the retiring Jimmy Garris. Incumbent Republican Glen Webb is running unoppsed to retain his District 6 seat.