The Alexander County Clerk of Superior Court seat will be that of young Democratic candidate Edwin P. Chapman, age 26 of Hiddenite. He gained 8,047 votes (53.15%) to the 7,093 votes (46.85%) of opponent Lisa Hines (R), of Taylorsville, according to unofficial results Nov. 8.
“I want to say thanks be to God for allowing me this oppotunity,” said Chapman. “Secondly, I want to thank my dad, who is my campaign manager. And I want to thank my family for everything they’ve done and everything they’ve pushed me to do and helped to do. I especially want to thank all of the Alexander County voter population for allowing me the opportunity to continue in the finest tradition of serving them and putting people before politics. I also want to thank the ladies at the office. I appreciate them for all the kind words and taking up slack at the office if I was working a poll or doing other things.”