Commissioner Patrick Harris Clinches Primary Victory


One-term incumbent Johnston County Commissioner Patrick Harris of Smithfield led the ticket Tuesday in the District 5 GOP Primary for the Board of Commissioners.

Harris received 15,728 votes, or 89 percent of all the ballots, over his sole opponent Jyl Burgener who received 2,028 votes, or 11 percent.

Commissioner Harris has no Democratic opposition on the November general election ballot.