Democrat Ricky Hurtado is facing off against Republican incumbent Stephen Ross for a seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives. 

Hurtado is a North Carolina native and professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He believes Alamance County needs different leaders who can meet the current challenges that face the county such as public health and economic and racial justice issues.

Ross is also a North Carolina native and the current Republican incumbent for District 63 in the North Carolina House of Representatives. He is running because he believes his work can bring back manufacturing and vibrancy to the downtown area of Burlington and Alamance County.

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As Hurtado and Ross are running against each other, both candidates discuss their feelings about their campaigns and the race along with how they are progressing throughout the night as votes are being counted.

Hurtado describes how is feeling about his campaign for the NC District 63 race.

“We feel great. I feel that we have ran a great campaign over the past 15 months” Hurtado said.

Elon News Network tried to contact Ross both by phone and by email. However, Elon News Network was unable to receive a comment from Ross.