Beaufort Co. Board of Commissioners adds one newcomer

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WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) – In Beaufort County, it was the race for commissioners most were watching.

There were four commissioner seats up for grabs with four incumbents running. In the end, only three would remain on the board with one newcomer.

Republican Hood Richardson and Democrat Jerry Langley were the two top vote-getters followed by newcomer Jerry Evans and incumbent Gary Brinn who just beat out Derik Davis for the last spot. After the results, 9 On Your Side we caught up with both Richardson and Langley to get their reactions.

“The public likes my brand of politics,” said Hood Richardson. “That’s conservative, Christian, [and] constitutional. I hope that a lot of other politicians get a message out of this.

“I felt good,” said Jerry Langley. “I’ve been a commissioner for 16 years and people know who I am. They know what to expect out of me, and then the votes tonight indicated they trusted me.”

Of course, these are still unofficial results as they won’t be finalized for about a week.

Republicans will remain in control of the board of commissioners in Beaufort County.

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