RAEFORD — Over 13,000 Hoke County voters casted their ballots in the 2022 general election. That was around 39% of all registered voters after all precincts reported in Hoke County on election night, below the statewide average of 51%. Four races featured no opposition in Hoke County, contests for three District Court judge seats and the county’s clerk of court.
North Carolina State Senate District 24
Danny Earl Britt, Jr. – 58.34% (REP)
Darrel (BJ) Gibson, Jr. – 54.41% (DEM)
Danny Britt won with over 58% of the vote in the three-county district. While Gibson won Hoke County by 1,200 votes, Britt prevailed in both his home of Robeson County and Scotland County to win another term in Raleigh.
North Carolina House of Representatives District 48
Garland E. Pierce – 56.64% (DEM)
Melissa Swarbrick – 41.66% (REP)
Democratic state Rep. Garland Pierce won another two-year term in Raleigh after defeating Republican Melissa Swarbick in the 48th House District race. Many eyes will be on Pierce, who in the past has voted with House Republicans, to see if he will continue to do the same and give House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Kings Mountain) a 72nd vote on potential veto overrides.
Hoke County Sheriff
Roderick C. Virgil – 59.49% (DEM)
Stevie Joe – 40.51% (REP)
Roderick Virgil secured a full term as Hoke County Sheriff. He was named sheriff following the death of Hubert Peterkin and defeated the Republican in the race, Stevie Joe.
Hoke County Board of Commissioners
Allen Thomas, Jr. – 19.45% (DEM)
Harry Southerland – 17.81% (DEM)
Tony Hunt – 17.73% (DEM)
David Frump – 15.34% (REP)
Johnny Boyles – 15.04% (REP)
Christopher Holland – 14.63% (REP)
Democrats swept all three county commission races in Hoke County following the Nov. 8 election.
Hoke County Board of Education
Angela G. Southerland – 13.80%
Ruben Castellon – 12.27%
Catherine Blue – 12.19%
Christopher A. Leach – 11.88%
Tonika McGeachy Dunbar – 11.49%
Della Maynor – 9.58%
John F. Harry – 9.47%
Tony Cunningham, Sr. – 8.67%
Micheaux Hollingsworth – 7%
Deltarina Carr – 3.15%
Republican Ruben Castellon took one of three seats on the Hoke County Board of Education.