For the NC District 24 State Senate seat race, Amy Galey (R) and J.D. Wooten (D) wait for votes to be counted.
The state senate seat, which includes Alamance and part of Guilford county, is open after the incumbent Rick Gunn (R) stepped down after his 2018 term in office.
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Amy Galey, the current board chair for the Alamance County Commissioners, discussed her feelings on how her campaign for state senate went and what lies ahead as polling numbers continue to come in.
“We left it all on the floor, when we walked off the court,” Galey said. “Whatever is the result from the voters' decisions, I'm satisfied that we did everything that we could get the best results.”
Galey also described the challenges with campaigning this year, with COVID-19 restrictions in place.
“It's been a really difficult year. 2020 has been so hard for a community in a lot of different ways,” Galey said. “It affected the campaigning, because I wasn't able to do the in-person events that I really enjoy, and it changed our ability to fundraise.”
The Republican candidate is optimistic and confident in her campaigning leading up to tonight.
“Overall, I think that our campaign went as well as could be expected in a really challenging year,” she said.
Galey’s campaign has focused on a number of issues, including speeding up the reopening of North Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic, education reform and selective healthcare expansion.
Galey’s opponent, Democrat J.D. Wooten, was unavailable for comment.