Sykes victorious in Brunswick Co. 3rd District Commission race

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Submitted: Wed, 05/09/2012 - 3:58am
Updated: Wed, 05/09/2012 - 4:43am

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The controversial primary race for commissioner in Brunswick County’s 3rd District is over, and the victory has gone to Pat Sykes, who won with about 50 percent of the vote. Sykes will run uncontested in November, because no Democrats filed to run for the seat.

Sykes says she looks forward to working for the people of Brunswick County.

“All my coworkers, my family and my friends all coming together to support me, and it just fell into place,” Sykes said. “It was really good today, and I’ve had good help, and everybody wanted me to win.”

Incumbent Charles Warren, who has had several issues in office, finished third in the Republican race, earning less than 10 percent of the vote. Warren and Sykes were often at odds as members of the county’s DSS Board. In December, Warren, who chaired the board, threw Sykes out of a meeting. Days later during a discussion about the incident at a County Commission meeting, Warren was thrown out for being disruptive. Eventually fellow commissioners, who had months early censured Warren for refusing to follow the Commission’s Code of Ethics and step down from the DSS Board, voted to remove Warren from the DSS Board.

After results came in, we called Warren for a comment. He said he is proud of what he has accomplished during his time as a commissioner and wishes Sykes success during her term.

Joe Agovino came in second with 33 percent.

“I would like to congratulate Pat Sykes for a good race,” Agovino said. “She put a lot of effort in and it was an honorable race between us and she worked hard. Tomorrow morning I will start working for her.”

Jwantana Frink finished fourth with nearly nine percent of the votes.


  • Living in NC says:

    That’s racist that Charles Warren didn’t get re-elected!….haha, jk…someone had to say it.

  • Guest000000 says:

    OK Brunswick County…you asked for Pat Sykes, now live with the consequences. Warren was a joke. Sykes will be no better.

  • Guesttoo says:

    I’m just floored that 1,175 citizens of Brunswick County voted for Chuck. Can’t even blame the straight-party mentality in a Primary…these votes cast on purpose.

    With this distraction gone, the county can now move forward.

  • guesty says:

    Maybe chucky and baby jayson thompson can get together for a course on how to act in public. Add crazy brian burger in just for the fireworks. I almost forgot about “hangs out with boys” soles into the mix.

    Not one lick of sense between these four idiots.

    That would be a party.

  • Guest51 says:

    I guess he will be calling Jesse or Al to come down and start a march. He said he was proud of what he had done as a commissioner, OH come on CHARLEY! Will someone pleas tell me what he has done. I am so glad people have made the choice to begin replacing the commissioners. They all need to come together and doing what is right for this county. Lets replace what we have and see where it goes.

  • Guest2020 says:

    I’m glad that Warren is out, but I don’t know that Sykes is the answer.

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