Updated as of 1:09 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2022 to include voting data.

Steve Carter and Craig Turner were reelected to Alamance County Commissioners by 36.65% of the vote and 36.38% of the vote respectively. 

The five commissioners serve as the governing body of Alamance County and are responsible for managing the annual budget and enacting ordinances from the county manager.

Steve Carter, candidate for Alamance County County Commissioners. Courtesy of Steve Carter.

Republican Steve Carter is currently vice-chair on the Alamance Board of Commissioners. He organized and led Alamance Conservative, a local tea party group, and has 35 years of experience working as a commercial banking manager. During his time in office, Carter focused on the safety of Alamance’s schools. He hopes to focus on fiscal responsibility and transparency in the Alamance budget.

Carter received endorsements of current Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson, former U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, candidate for North Carolina House of Representatives Steve Ross, current North Carolina Sen. Amy Galey and Rep. Dennis Riddell and North Carolina Lieutenant Gov. Mark Robinson, according to his campaign website.

In a previous interview with Elon News Network, Carter also said that it is his job as commissioner to represent the entire county. He said that it doesn’t matter which political party, religion, race or other personal preference that residents have, as if they need help, Carter will try to find a solution.

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Craig Turner, candidate for Alamance County County Commissioners.

Turner grew up in Alamance County and served in the U.S. Navy from 1998 to 2001. Afterward, he returned to North Carolina and obtained a law degree at Elon University. He currently works as a litigation and construction attorney for Fox Rothschild.

In a previous interview with ENN, Turner said he wants to provide more resources for substance abuse and increase funding for law enforcement. His other platforms include expanding local ROTC programs in schools and back farmers to protect Alamance’s agriculture.

However, Turner said one of the biggest problems in Alamance County is a lack of retention in various departments such as schools and law enforcement. He hopes that with increased funding and reduced taxes, the problem will dissipate.