Incumbent Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright will transfer on to confront a Republican challenger in the November typical election, according to unofficial outcomes from Tuesday night’s main election.
Wright beat challenger Lester Lowe in the Democrat major, earning 16,340 votes to Lowe’s 4,689. Wright could not be attained for remark.
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He will confront LaRue Windham in the November common election. Windham, who also has law enforcement knowledge, is the only Republican in the race.
According to Wright’s marketing campaign web-site, he is a Fayetteville native and graduated from Terry Sanford Significant University, the place he played basketball.
Wright served in the Military and as a squad chief, platoon sergeant and drill sergeant, right before starting up his legislation enforcement profession with the Spring Lake Law enforcement Office in 1994, in accordance to his campaign’s site.
3 years afterwards Wright joined the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Business as a deputy, followed by staying a member of the motors unit and deputy commander and commander in the functions division.
Wright was chief deputy beneath former Sheriff Earl “Moose Butler and was appointed to turn into sheriff immediately after Butler’s retirement in 2017.
He was elected as Cumberland County’s initial Black sheriff in November 2018.
Windham’s Facebook campaign website page does not offer several aspects, but in accordance to his LinkedIn webpage, he is a probation parole officer for the North Carolina Office of Community Safety’s Division of Grownup Corrections and Juvenile Justice.
The LinkedIn website page says just before he joined the state company, he formerly served as a deputy functions commander for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Place of work, from 1988 till 2008. This is his 2nd bid for sheriff.
In a 2018 job interview, Windham was clear about a double-dipping scandal in which he and a different deputy were being accused of acquiring compensated for doing work off-duty protection work opportunities for the Crown Middle and the university program at overlapping instances and places.
Windham initially retired but was later terminated by then-Sheriff Moose Butler.
Windham was cleared of any wrongdoing by previous district lawyer, the late Ed Grannis, following county and point out investigators could not verify he knowingly broke the law.
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Staff writer Rachael Riley can be attained at [email protected] or 910-486-3528
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