Adkins, Caudle, Young, Spence win seats; Hummer edges Stimatz


From staff reports

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The new city council seated in Elizabeth City in December will see only a few new faces as a result of Tuesday’s municipal election.

Only one incumbent, Second Ward Councilor Tony Stimatz, appeared to have lost his bid for re-election, according to unofficial vote tallies.

Winning election in the Second Ward were Gabriel Adkins, the first African-American to win election to a council seat in the ward, and incumbent Councilor Anita Hummer, who narrowly edged out Stimatz by one vote. 

The counting of provisional votes cast in Tuesday’s election could change the outcome between Hummer and Stimatz, election officials said Tuesday night.

Returned to council for new terms were Fourth Ward incumbent Councilors Johnnie Walton and Darius Horton. Also returning are Third Ward incumbent Councilor Rickey King and Kem Spence, a former councilor who won election to the ward’s second council seat.

They will be joined by two new councilors in the First Ward, Jeannie Young and Billy Caudle, who defeated three other candidates to claim the two seats being vacated by Jean Baker and Ray Donnelly, both of whom chose not to seek re-election.