Dana Outlaw easily wins re-election as New Bern mayor

Dana Outlaw, New Bern mayor

Dana Outlaw easily won re-election as mayor of New Bern, avoiding a run-off.

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Outlaw had 63.57 percent of the vote (2,387 votes) compared to Lee Bettis, who had 27.94 percent of the vote (1,049), and Ernie Williams, who had 8.2 percent of the vote (308). There were 11 write-in votes.

If one of the three candidates got a majority plus one of the vote, they would be the next mayor. Since Outlaw won easily, a runoff in November isn't necessary.

Also on the ballot was the election for alderman in six wards, three of them uncontested. Sabrina Bengel earned 51.5 percent of the vote in Ward 1, Johnnie Ray Kinsey had the most votes in Ward 4 and Barbara J. Best had the most votes in Ward 5. The other wards were uncontested.

Click here to see the full results from the N.C. State Board of Elections.