Tauber re-elected to school board, House new Register of Deeds

By on November 7, 2018

Joe Tauber, Cheryl House.

Two incumbents and a new member were elected to the Dare County Board of Education on Tuesday, while there will be a new Register of Deeds starting in December.

Republican Joe Tauber won the only contested school board race over Democrat Jen Alexander by 753 votes (52.35%-47.65%) to earn another four-year term as the District 2 member.

District 3 incumbent and Democrat Margaret Lawler, and District 1 Republican and first-time candidate Frank Hester were unopposed in the General Election.

Dare County school board candidates were identified by their party affiliation for the first time in history, a change that was made by the N.C. General Assembly with no local support. All of this year’s candidates said they opposed making the races partisan.

In the Register of Deeds race, Republican Cheryl House defeated three-term incumbent Vanzolla McMurran by a 630 vote margin (51.96%-48.04%).

House’s husband, Steve, is a member of the Dare County Board of Commissioners.

Other uncontested winners in Dare County were Sheriff Doug Doughtie, Clerk of Court Dean Tolson, and District Attorney Andrew Womble, all Republican incumbents.

There were two seats on the Dare Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors also up for a vote Tuesday, but no candidates filed to run, leaving the race open to write-ins.

There were 2,164 votes cast in that race, but the results have not yet been announced.

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  • ken fucci

    not sure how a 27 year employee can be less qualified than a person off the street….even if they are married to a Dare County Commissioner…just don’t get it, nothing against Mrs House. Is Mrs house going to have to be trained? Just a poor idiot of a taxpayer who doesn’t understand.

    Thursday, Nov 8 @ 7:38 pm