Correction: An earlier version of this article used incomplete election data to report results which resulted in us incorrectly declaring Wesley Hudson as the winner of the Ward 4 election. In fact, Patrick Harman won the race in a narrow contest. The article has been corrected. TCB regrets the error.
By 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday evening, all of the votes had been counted for the elections held this year in Guilford County.
In the High Point mayoral race, Democrat Cyril Jefferson beat out Republican Victor Jones by more than 11 percentage points. Both Jefferson and Jones served on High Point’s city council in Wards 1 and 5 respectively.
In a previous article for TCB, Jefferson stated that his primary concerns if elected mayor included expanding job training and investing in zip code 27260, which he called the poorest urban zip code in the state. He also said he would prioritize creating affordable housing, focusing on education and providing mental health services.
City Council At-large
In the at-large race for High Point city council, current Councilmember Britt Moore and newcomer Amanda Cook will be sworn in come January. Moore, a Republican who is currently serving his fourth term, won the highest percentage points (28.4 percent), while Democrat Amanda Cook won the second at-large seat with 26.3 percent. Sam Carr came in third with 23.3 percent while Willie H. Davis garnered 21.7 percent.
Moore touted High Point’s growth over the past four years, including the arrival of the Carolina Core FC soccer team, residential and industrial development and improvements to City Lake Park, according to the High Point Enterprise.
Cook, who unsuccessfully ran for Guilford County School Board in 2022, is an educator and secretary for the High Point NAACP. She told TCB that she would focus on infrastructure, fair housing and job creation.
City Council Ward 1
In the City Council Ward 1 race, first-time candidate Vickie McIver won handily over opponent Glenn Romero Chavis, garnering 73.2 percent of the vote. McIver told TCB that she has lived in High Point for 65 years and has worked in local government for 35 of those years.
She previously told TCB that she would focus on economic growth, food deserts, transportation and fair housing.
City Council Ward 2
Ward 2 will see a familiar face representing them come January. Tyrone Johnson who currently serves as an at-large councilmember won the seat with 69.7 percent of the vote over opponent Cody Locklear.
Johnson was first elected to council in 2019 and is the senior pastor of Greater Praise of Deliverance Church of Worship.
City Council Ward 3
In Ward 3, incumbent Councilmember Monica Peters reclaimed her seat after garnering 73.7 percent of the vote. The two-term councilmember told the High Point Enterprise in April that she wants to continue serving to guide redevelopment within the ward.
City Council Ward 4
In a close race, Patrick Harman won against incumbent Councilmember Wesley Hudson. Patrick Harman ran for the at-large seat in 2019. Harman won by less than a percentage point against Hudson this election.
City Council Ward 5
In Ward 5, Republican Tim Andrew beat opponent Beverly Jo Bard by more than 20 percentage points to become the new representative.
Similar to Amanda Cook, Andrew ran an unsuccessful campaign for Guilford County School Board in 2022, losing to Democrat Khem Irby in the general election.
In a High Point Enterprise piece, Andrew said that his priorities if elected were public safety, balanced growth in the city and resisting tax increases.
City Council Ward 6
In Ward 6, incumbent Michael Holmes easily reclaimed his seat after garnering 59.7 percent of the vote compared to his opponent Heather Brooks, who received 39.9 percent.
Holmes, a Democrat, was a pivotal part of the process of getting the city of High Point to release and accept a plan for reparations earlier this year.
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