Fayetteville early voting results favor Jordan, Marsh, Petty, Bunch, Long

Volunteers work to arrange chairs inside the Washington County Courthouse Tuesday evening shortly before the polls closed.

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Early voting results for the 2016 general election were released shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday in Washington County, and show a commanding lead for incumbent Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan.

Jordan received 72 percent of the votes, followed by Tom Terminella with 25 percent, and Ron Baucom with 3 percent.

Early voter turnout was at an all-time high, with nearly 48,000 people casting early ballots. That’s about 37 percent of the total number of registered voters in the county.

The early results typically include absentee ballots, but Jennifer Price, Washington County Election Coordinator, said there were about 1,800 absentee voters this year, and that volunteers were still working to verify those ballots.

In the Fayetteville City Council Ward 1 race, Sarah Marsh leads with 68 percent of the votes, followed by Paul Phaneuf with 32 percent.

In Ward 2, Matthew Petty leads with 63 percent of the votes, followed by Gary McHenry with 20 percent, and Adam Fire Cat with 17 percent (Cat is not eligible to win).

In the City Council Ward 3 race, Sarah Bunch leads with 50 percent of the votes, followed by Tracy Hoskins with 34 percent, and Benjamin Harrison with 16 percent.

In Ward 4, Alan Long leads with 59 percent of the votes, followed by Nathan Allen with 41 percent.

If a single candidate does not win a majority of the votes, the two people with the most votes will square off in a runoff election unless the leading candidate receives more than 40 percent of the votes and is ahead of the runner-up by 20 percent.

Fayetteville municipal races (early votes)

Mayor
Mayor Lioneld Jordan – 15,256 (72%)
Ron W. Baucom – 599 (3%)
Tom Terminella – 5,273 (25%)

Alderman Ward 1 Position 2
Paul Phaneuf – 1,449 (32%)
Alderwoman Sarah Marsh – 3,114 (68%)

Alderman Ward 2 Position 2
Gary McHenry – 702 (20%)
Adam Fire Cat – 613 (17%) Not eligible
Alderman Matthew Petty – 2,238 (63%)

Alderman Ward 3 Position 2
Sarah Bunch – 2,766 (50%)
Tracy K Hoskins – 1,904 (34%)
Benjamin Garner Harrison IV – 885 (16%)

Alderman Ward 4 Position 2
Nathan Allen – 2,143 (41%)
Alderman Alan Long – 3,121 (59%)

Washington County races (early votes)

County Judge
Alderman Mark Kinion – 22,152 (48%)
Joseph K. Wood – 24,283 (52%)

County Assessor
Assessor Russell Hill – 26,667 (58%)
Carol Waddle – 19,592 (42%)

Justice of the Peace District 03
Andrew Gaber – 877 (38%)
Harvey Bowman – 1,447 (62%)

Justice of the Peace District 05
Joe Patterson – 1,240 (64%)
Stacy Cavender – 705 (36%)

Justice of the Peace District 08
Samuel Taylor – 1,398 (38%)
JP Daniel William Balls – 2,288 (62%)

Justice of the Peace District 11
Patrick Robert Briney – 666 (29%)
Joseph Kieklak – 1,646 (71%)

Justice of the Peace District 14
Jim Renfrow – 1,120 (48%)
Justice of the Peace Ann Harbison – 1,199 (52%)

Constable District 1
Constable John Duggar – 6,988 (58%)
Matt Miller – 5,070 (42%)

State Representative races (early votes)

State Representative District 81
Susan K. McGaughey – 762 (40%)
Bruce Coleman – 1,107 (59%)

State Representative District 85
Dwight Gonzales – 4,105 (45%)
State Rep. David Whitaker – 5,034 (55%)

State Representative District 89
Jeff Williams – 1,632 (57%)
Irvin Camacho – 1,220 (43%)

State Ballot Questions (Washington County early results)

Issue No. 1 – Terms, election, and eligibility of elected officials
For – 31,546 (71%)
Against – 12,768 (29%)

Issue No. 2 – Governor’s powers when absent
For – 35,606 (79%)
Against – 9,736 (21%)

Issue No. 3 – Job creation, job expansion, and economic development
For – 24,142 (57%)
Against – 17,989 (43%)

Issue No. 6 – Medical marijuana
For – 26,155 (57%)
Against – 19,542 (43%)

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