On Tuesday, March 3, former High Point mayor and City Council member Jim Davis won the Republican primary for the Guilford County Board of Commissioners District 6 seat. In November, he will now face Democratic challenger Jim Upchurch for the right to be the next District 6 commissioner.
The November election winner will replace current District 6 County Commissioner Hank Henning, who announced three months ago that he wouldn’t be seeking reelection.
Davis defeated Ewing handily, pulling in 3,014 votes for 61 percent to Ewing’s 1,925 votes for 39 percent.
Before getting elected to the High Point City Council, Davis served on the High Point Planning and Zoning Commission. Six years ago, Davis was appointed mayor after former Mayor Bernita Sims resigned. All that name recognition no doubt helped.
Ewing has been very active in the High Point community as well – but that wasn’t enough to give him a victory. A commercial real estate broker, Ewing represented High Point’s Ward 6 on the city council until he lost his reelection bid in November 2019 – one that came down to a handful of votes. Ewing has been very involved in economic development efforts in High Point and he serves on the Board of Directors of the High Point Economic Development Corp. and the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART).
It’s surprising this commissioners’ seat was open at all. Current District 6 Guilford County Commissioner Hank Henning shocked just about everyone late last year when he announced – along with District 5 Commissioner Jeff Phillips – that he wouldn’t be seeking another term on the board. Henning was elected to the District 6 seat in 2012 and seemed to most everyone to want to continue in that capacity until he made his surprising announcement.
This response is to the Superintendent of Guilford County Schools .OK you got the 17year olds to go on a field trip.First,did all the 17 year olds get instructed on what levers to pull to satisfy “The Superintendent “.If so will these. Same students get a free trip on the bus to vote ? What if these same teachers also instruct these same students to vote for Trump , maybe or will they be told to vote for all Democrats. It seems that most of our schools ,high schools and colleges are brainwashed by of local liberals and state wide Democrats .This is a bad situation to start because it will have to continue,if not then The Superintendent will have to explain how in the spring of 2020 that it was a coincidence that an arbitrary field trip was put together to get the 17 years old out to vote.Was this trip scheduled to coincide with a bill to help the school?????Where is the school board in the explanation of the field trip put together by the teachers and the superintendent.