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Stith cruises to victory in once-crowded race
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Stith cruises to victory in once-crowded race
Uncontested races include Districts 5, 24, judge seats




Lisa Stith won election as Wilson County’s Register of Deeds without any competition Tuesday in a race that started with three competitors, a tight primary and an uncertain outcome.

"I’m very thankful,” Stith said. "I’m very blessed. I sincerely appreciate all the support and well-wishes I’ve received. I just want to thank the voters for placing their trust in me as the Register of Deeds candidate and I aspire to be a Register of Deeds for all citizens.”

Stith, a Democrat, received 27,061 votes in the general election. The race initially had three competitors. Stith won the May primary against Patricia Fitch. Republican Alex Lewis was set to face Stith in the November general election until Lewis decided in early September to withdraw from the race. Lewis made a decision to accept a new job and changed his plans to seek the full-time elected post.

After being sworn in on Dec. 3. Stith plans to start working toward greater efficiency and customer access in the Register of Deeds office. She plans to have employees cross trained so they can work in multiple areas of the office and is interested in improving overall customer service.

She’s started talking with county leaders about the possibility of extended hours so more residents can access the Register of Deeds around their work schedules. The change would require a vote of the Wilson County Board of Commissioners. She also plans to increase online access to documents and other services.

The race for Wilson County Register of Deeds was one of several uncontested races in the general election. Other races included the N.C. House, one county commissioner post and several district court judge seats.

N.C. Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, D-Wilson, brought in 27,173 votes in her re-election to District 24. Of the votes, 10,523 were cast in Wilson County. Wilson County Commissioner Rob Boyette, a Democrat, retained his District 5 seat and received 3,976 votes.

District Court judge races included William Farris receiving 60,739 in the uncontested race in District 7. Also winning seats in uncontested races for District Court Judge in District 7 are John Britt with 61,565 votes, Anthony Brown with 61,005 votes, John Covolo with 53,802 votes, and William Stewart with 55,286 votes.

rochelle@wilsontimes.com | 265-7818
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to Really: said...

Really, what if she had bought the ads before her opponent had dropped out of the race? And why is it such a concern of yours as to how she spends her campaign money? As long as she is spending it in a legal and ethical way, who cares? Also, the article states information on many UNOPPOSED races, not just about Lisa Stith. Just be happy for the girl! At least it's not another article about a shooting in Wilson or another shop lifter/check counterfeiter. Ain't nobody got time for that!

Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 3:08 PM
to Really: said...

Before you start posting negative comments, I highly suggest you get your facts. What if she had bought the ads in the paper before she opponent had even dropped out of the race? And why are you concerned as to how she spent her campaign money?
This article is obviously has more to it and includes many different electoral races in it. At least it isn't an article about another shooting or a huge drug deal! Geez, just be happy for the girl! Ain't nobody got time for that!

Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 3:05 PM
To Really said said...

Hum,do we see a little JEALOUSEY HERE? You just can't stand it can you. GO GET THEM LISA! You had to expect this from the Jealous ones!!! I went to school with Lisa, she is a little younger than I am and she has always been a good person, fair, a kind hearted person. Now, I live close to her and I know Lisa can and will get the job done. Good Luck Lisa. I'm PROUD OF YOU GIRL!

Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 7:16 AM
Agreed said...

If she had actually won against someone, that may have been newsworthy.

Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 3:27 AM
duh said...

It is part of the local election coverage. Lisa is a dynamic person who has served this county well for many years. She deserves this position and worked hard in the primary to get the majority of the votes. She was unaposed in the fall election. She has already done a great job. She could spend her money any way she wanted to and it sounds like the previous reader needs to get a life if he is being negative toward Lisa Stith. She is the person for the job and I say congratulations and I look forward to working with her as she represents us in Wilson County.

Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 2:56 AM
future primitive said...

Stith! well deserved to be Register of Deeds

Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 10:50 PM Really said...

This is a story? She wasted so much money on the front page of the newspaper every week? What a joke!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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