Unofficial Election Results: Carolina Beach Elects First Female Mayor

Carolina Beach has a new mayor, Leann Pierce. She's the first female mayor in the Town's history since it was incorporated in 1925. The unofficial results of the November 5th, municipal elections in New Hanover County will be made official on November 15th, when the Board of Elections hold an official canvass to confirm the results.  (Pictured above: This young lady (Future Mayor?) was perhaps more eager for the results to be posted at the poll in Carolina Beach as the adults.  Sitting and gazing at the front door of the polling location.) Carolina Beach has a new mayor, Leann Pierce. She's the first female mayor in the Town's history since it was incorporated in 1925. The unofficial results of the November 5th, municipal elections in New Hanover County will be made official on November 15th, when the Board of Elections hold an official canvass to confirm the results. (Pictured above: This young lady (Future Mayor?) was perhaps more eager for the results to be posted at the poll in Carolina Beach as the adults. Sitting and gazing at the front door of the polling location.)

Unofficial Election Results: Carolina Beach Elects First Female Mayor Featured

By / Local News / Wednesday, 06 November 2019 23:20

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The following are the unofficial 2019 municipal elections results for New Hanover County on Tuesday November 5th.

In Kure Beach, incumbent Mayor Craig Bloszinsky and incumbent council members David Heglar and Joseph Whitley each secured their offices running unopposed.

In Carolina Beach, incumbent Council member Leann Pierce won her bid for election as the first female Mayor of Carolina Beach.

Pierce's council seat will become vacant once she takes the oath of office to serve a two year term as Mayor.

At the January, 2020 regular meeting, the new Council will have to vote to fill that vacant seat for the remaining two years of the four year term.

The Council will have to make a good faith effort at every regular monthly meeting and vote on appointing someone to fill the vacant seat until an appointment is agreed upon by a majority vote.

Carolina Beach:

Mayor:
• Council member LeAnn Pierce: 1,020
• Dorrene Stanley: 57
• T. D. Scaringi: 48
• Tom Elicson: 759   

Council:
• Incumbent Steve Shuttleworth: 1,005
• Lynn Barbee: 1,143
• Debi DeNatale: 281
• Jay Healey: 1,011
• Shell Serracin-Macon: 37

Kure Beach:

Mayor:
Incumbent Mayor, Craig Bloszinsky: 193

Council:
• Incumbent Joseph Whitley: 187
• Incumbent David W. Heglar: 183

City of Wilmington:

Mayor:
• Incumbent Bill Saffo: 7,709
• Devon M. Scott: 7,079

Council:
• Incumbent Margaret Haynes: 6,549
• Scott Monroe: 5,219
• Incumbent Paul Lawler: 5,435   
• Harry Smith Jr.: 3,163   
• Incumbent Neil Anderson: 5,441
• Kimberly Spader: 4,117
•  Matt Thrift: 1,148
• Alexandria Monroe: 1,484
• Kevin Spears: 5,703
• Mack Coyle: 1,373

Wrightsville Beach:

Mayor:
• Darryl Mills: 480
• Greg Buscemi: 216

Council:
• Jeff DeGroote: 551
• Zeke Partin: 477

Carolina Beach Council candidate Lynn Barbee said of his win, "Humbled beyond words!"

Carolina Beach Council candidate Debi DiNatale explained, "The results are in- congratulations to LeAnn our new Mayor and Lynn Barbee and Jay Healy our new Council Members. It was a great experience to get to know you all better and have this experience and the privilege to run. Thanks for all the love and support."

Carolina Beach candidate for Mayor Tom Elicson explained, "Results are in. I did not make it. Final count Elicson 679, Pierce 925. Ran hard and had great support. Thanks everyone!"

Incumbent Carolina Beach Council candidate Steve Shuttleworth said it was an honor to serve the citizens of Carolina Beach for so many years, and he'll focus on work and family. He came in behind Jay Healy trailing by 6 votes.

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