Carroll County has re-elected its sheriff, but will welcome a new Clerk of Circuit Court and two new members of the board of supervisors.
While we knew there would be a new Clerk of the Circuit Court to replace the retired Carolyn Honeycutt, we didn’t know which of the five candidates might replace her. According to official results released by the Carroll County Registrar on Friday, Democrat Gerald R. Goad won the race by 150 votes over Republican B.P. “Phil” Hawks. Goad had 2,508 votes, while Hawks had 2,358 votes. Independents James W. “Jay” McCraw collected 1,162 votes, James A. Alderman, Jr. had 769 votes, and Barbara A. Fadden had 498 votes. There were 11 write-in votes.
Republican incumbent Sheriff John B. “J.B.” Gardner won the right to serve a second term by a large margin. Gardner officially received 4,599 votes, while Independent challenger Shannon Dale Goad had 2,622 votes and C.L. “Chris” Toney had 216 votes. There were six write-in votes.
Challenger Rex L. Hill will be the new Sulphur Springs District representative for the Carroll County Board of Supervisors. Hill finished with 855 votes compared to 590 votes for Republican incumbent David V. Hutchins. There were three write-ins.
He will join new Supervisor At Large Robert L. “Robbie” McCraw, who ran unopposed. McCraw garnered 5,984 votes against 75 write-ins. Pine Creek District Supervisor R.J. “Robert” Martin, Jr. also ran unopposed and received 1,238 votes against 51 write-in votes.
Also running unopposed were incumbent Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan H. Lyons (receiving 6,244 votes), incumbent Commissioner of Revenue Fran A. McPherson (6,157 votes), incumbent Treasurer Bonita M. Williams (6,322 votes), incumbent Pine Creek District School Board member Olen Lee Gallimore (1,287 votes), and incumbent Sulphur Springs District School Board member Reginald M. Gardner (1,222 votes).
Both David L. Frazier (4,121 votes) and Cynthia “Cindy” Webb (3,497 votes) will earn seats to the Soil and Water Conservation Board of the New River District.
In Senate races, Republican David R. Suetterlein won Carroll County in the 19th Senate District with 2,222 votes. Democrat Michael L. Hamlar received 575 votes, while Independent Steven L. Nelson had 220 votes.
In the 20th Senate District, Republican William M. Stanley, Jr. took Carroll with 3,033 votes opposed to 1,061 votes by Democrat Kim E. Adkins. In the 6th District House of Delegates race, Republican Jeffrey L. Campbell received 5,933 votes in Carroll in an uncontested race.
All results are now official. The Carroll County Electoral Board verified the accuracy of the returns and filed Official Abstracts with the Department of Elections on Friday.