Stanly elections: 2024 primary results are in

STANLY COUNTY` — The Republican primary election held on Tuesday resulted in changes that will give Stanly County a new state House nominee, county commissioner and school board member. 

Nearly 13,000 ballots were cast in the county, a turnout rate of 28.9%, according to the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

In a battle between two Stanly County Republicans competing for retiring Rep. Wayne Sasser’s seat representing N.C. General Assembly House District 67, Oakboro resident Cody Huneycutt had 63.7% (6,906) of the votes, besting Albemarle resident Brandon King’s 36.3% (3,935).

Huneycutt will compete against Daniel Quick (D) of Badin for Sasser’s seat in November.

One county commissioner — Scott Efird — held his seat through his reelection bid while another — Peter Asciutto — will be replaced when his current term ends in December. 

In the At-Large race, Efird took home 61.2% of the votes (6,378), overtaking Levi Greene’s 38.8% (2,046).

For the District 5 race, Billy Mills had 73.8% (7,746) while Asciutto finished with 26.2% of the votes (2,752).

In the lone Stanly County Board of Education race — representing the At-Large seat — Meghan Almond’s 54.3% (5,777) was enough to get past incumbent Rufus Lefler’s 45.7% (4,863).

In the GOP primary race for Stanly County Register of Deeds, incumbent Jennie Helms took the prize with 66.7% (6,933) of the votes in comparison to George Burris’ 22% (2,291) and Misty Enoch’s 11.3% (1,170).

The 2024 general election is scheduled for Nov. 5.