Ronald Johnson Leads Ticket In School Board Primary

Incumbent Johnston County School Board member Ronald Johnson of Clayton led the ticket Tuesday in the primary for the Board of Education. Sixteen candidates filed for 4 seats up for election in 2020 . A primary was held to narrow the field from 16 to 8 candidates who will advance to the November elections.

In unofficial results the following 8 candidates will advance to November: Ronald Johnson, Lyn Andrews, Kay Carroll, incumbent Mike Wooten, Dr. Chuck Williams, Terry Tippett, incumbent Teresa Grant and Rick Mercier.

Here are the unofficial results:
(*top 8 advance to Nov. elections)

*Ronald Johnson (I) 16,188 votes
*Lyn Andrews 13,072
*Kay Carroll 12,118
*Mike Wooten (I) 10,653
*Chuck Williams 9,676
*Terry Tippett 8,238
*Teresa Grant (I) 7,819
*Rick Mercier 6,838

Mark Lane 6,736
Ava Atkinson Gaines 5,691
Carolyn Cash 4,518
Kenon Crumble 4,335
Kelly O’Hanlon-Peedin 4,080
Melynda Slay 3,760
Michelle Antoine 3,731
Yvonne Marlowe 3,398