In the Guilford County Board of Commissioners District 7 race in November, Democratic Guilford County Commissioner Frankie Jones, Jr. will face off against Republican Kenny Abbe.
Jones won the Democratic Primary race for that district easily with 60 percent of the vote compared to 25 percent for Lisa McMillian and 15 percent for Anthony Izzard.
Abbe won the Republican race by pulling in 56 percent of the vote compared to the 44 percent his challenger Karen Coble Albright received.
Abbe will now have a big uphill battle against Jones in that highly Democratic district.
The Guilford County Democratic Party placed Jones on the Guilford County Board of Commissioners earlier this year after longtime District 7 Commissioner Carolyn Coleman passed away. Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Skip Alston had a lot of say in making Jones the pick, and Jones is now seeking to hold onto that seat.
When Jones was sworn in to the seat he said publicly that he welcomed everything that comes with the job – including “the headaches.” He also pledged to put
“people first” and to work to be a “servant leader.”
District voters apparently like what they’ve seen so far from Jones and it’s highly likely that they’ll get four more years of him in the future.
Abbe ran on a message of limited government and business development and he pledged to help education thrive in the county.
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