Of the 614,991 registered voters in Mecklenburg County, 31,783 people, or about 5.15 percent, cast their ballots for several key races in the run-off election Tuesday, July 17.
U.S. House District 9 Republican Robert Pittenger took 53 percent of the overall vote to win the party’s spot on the November ballot over Jim Pendergraph, even though Pendergraph won more votes in Mecklenburg County. The district also includes parts of Union and Iredell counties.
Pittenger will face Democrat Jennifer Roberts and Libertarian Curtis Campbell in the November election.
Pendergraph received 13,120 votes to Pittenger’s 12,384 in Mecklenburg County.
N.C. Senate 41 Republican Jeff Tarte will move on to vie for the seat in the November election, after securing 51.24 percent of the vote Tuesday. Challenger John Aneralla received 48.76 percent of the vote.
The new district covers north Mecklenburg, then runs down the eastern edge of the county to include the Matthews and Mint Hill area and one or two south Charlotte neighborhoods.
For detailed election result information, including a map of how each precinct voted, visit www.meckboe.org.