3 Runoffs Requested For Elected State Positions

Candidates for two legislative seats have asked for primary runoffs next month.

The State Board of Elections said Kathy Taft and state Rep.
Kenny Furr made separate requests before Thursday's noon deadline.

Taft finished second to Don Davis in the six-way race for the
Democratic nomination for the 5th Senate District seat which covers
Greene, Pitt and Wayne counties. Davis failed to receive more 40
percent of the vote, which is required to avoid a runoff.

Furr, whose 67th House District includes Stanly, Union and
Montgomery counties, asked for a runoff with challenger Justin Burr
in a Republican primary.

The runoffs would be held June 24.

Earlier this week, John Brooks asked for a runoff with Mary Fant
Donnan in the Democratic primary for labor commissioner.


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