In the Randolph County North Carolina Sheriffs primary election on May 7, 2018 the Republican candidates were Current Sheriff Robert Graves and a newcomer to the political scene, Greg Seabolt.
After the votes were tallied Greg Seabolt won the Republican primary. According the Randolph County Board of Elections a total number of 12,826 votes were cast. Out of these votes the final totals for each candidate was Robert Graves with 49.04% (6,290) and Greg Seabolt with 50.96% (6,546).
The Republican primary was a heated and sometimes dividing contest in Randolph County. In the end, the Randolph County voters had their say and Greg Seabolt was the winner.
In the Libertarian primary election there were also two candidates. There were a total of 302 votes cast in this election. Eric Hicks who has run unsuccessfully for Sheriff as a Republican in the past, but changed his affiliation this year received 87.42% (264) votes. Another newcomer, Adam Brooks received 12.58% (38) votes.
In November for the general election it will be Greg Seabolt and Eric Hicks facing each other for the office of Sheriff of Randolph County.
Greg Seabolt has said that he will remove politics from the Sheriff’s Department if he is elected Sheriff. This along with several other promises can be read on his website which can be accessed by clicking on this link Greg Seabolt for Sheriff.
The only public website I could locate for Eric Hicks through a Google search is located on Facebook. You can access this site if you are a member of Facebook by clicking on this link Hicks for Randolph County Sheriff 2018. I am unable to give any information on this site because I am not an active member of Facebook due to uncontrolled security issues with the Facebook website.
It should be noted that I previously endorsed Robert Graves on this website, however this does not reflect negatively with the current endorsement of Greg Seabolt in the upcoming November election.
As with all primaries, it is now time for the Randolph County GOP to come together and put aside all of the differences in this election and elect Greg Seabolt for Sheriff in the November election.
Congratulations to Greg Seabolt on winning the Republican primary and the best of luck to him in the November general election.
In the General election it is my opinion the Greg Seabolt is much more qualified to be Sheriff that Eric Hicks. I am endorsing Greg Seabolt for Sheriff in the November general election and I would ask all of my readers and friends on Facebook that are able to vote in the Randolph County NC Sheriff’s general election to vote for Greg Seabolt for Sheriff.
The Southern Shout Out has spoken, now it is your turn.
(This article is an opinion writing from The Southern Shout Out)