• Jackson County Sheriff Chip Hall, holding cell phone, looks over election results postings election night at the Comfort Inn in Sylva with supporters Travis Williamson, left, and Johnny Phillips. (Photo by Dan Brown.)
    Jackson County Sheriff Chip Hall, holding cell phone, looks over election results postings election night at the Comfort Inn in Sylva with supporters Travis Williamson, left, and Johnny Phillips. (Photo by Dan Brown.)

Jackson Sheriff Chip Hall fends off challenge by Doug Farmer

Hall captures 11 of 14 Jackson precincts -- Farmer more popular pick in Cashiers and Glenville

By Don Richeson / Staff

Incumbent Democratic Sheriff Chip Hall has successfully fended off a challenge by Republican Doug Farmer, with Hall capturing 8,850 votes to Farmer’s 5,959 votes. However, despite losing overall, Farmer surpassed Hall in Cashiers and Glenville precincts -- with Farmer getting 672 votes to Hall’s 448 votes in Cashiers; and Farmer getting 592 votes to Hall’s 380 votes in Glenville. Farmer also won the most votes in northern Jackson County’s Barker’s Creek precinct, but Hall captured 11 of Jackson’s 14 precincts to win the contest.

Hall captured 59.76 percent of the total vote to Farmer’s 40.24 percent.

The unofficial results with 100 percent of the precincts reporting are from the North Carolina State Board of Elections website, https://er.ncsbe.gov.

Be sure to pick up a copy of the Nov. 14 print edition of the Crossroads Chronicle for detailed election results.

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