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DA keeps seat in Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus counties

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Jon David will keep his seat as District Attorney in Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus counties.

David won the Republican primary with 59 percent of the vote over attorney Ryan Smithwick.

Although this was the primary, David does not face a challenger in the fall. That means David will serve a second four-year term as the top prosecutor in the 13th Judicial District.

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My opinion in this whole situation is just that 'my opinion'. I want to congratulate everyone who came out to vote. We did our part in voting for 'our' choice. I myself voted for mister Smithwick. Nothing against Mr. David, but I do know Mr. Smithwick's character and he is a very wonderful man. I think he would have made an outstanding District Attorney. Regardless of the outcome, I will continue to pray for our leaders. If anyone has issues with how things are being ran in office, group together, head to that office and request a Very meeting. I would definetly schedule one in advance! Intelligently as possible try to address your concerns. I know this may sound time consuming but just may be worth it in the end. If this isn't to no avail, petition. Numbers speak. Petition and go to the media. News papers, anyone who will give air to your concerns. Waiting til right before electipns or right after does little good. Most voters see it as bitterness and smear campaigns. I myself will NOT VOTE for any candidate who uses or allows smear campaigns. Run on your word. Sleazy tactics us for the other guy. Hopefully true character will shine through. Congratulations Mr. David. May this term of service be a complete victory for justice. God bless!

Just Curious. What Specific

Just Curious. What Specific Instances Of WrongDoing Are You Guys Alleging Jon David Has Committed?

Jon David will not bow to rigging cases

They can't site one thing Jon David has done wrong except for the DA refusing to rig cases. But they can't say that. Instead they result to lying and character assassination. This is typical of low character people who have been used to living in a Banana Republic. I will tell you what they won't tell you. Jon David is honest. Jon David has integrity. And he's made some great changes placing justice in the courtroom instead of the back room. These liars want a just-us DA and one that operates in the dark just as Rex Gore did. At least for the next 4 years they will be upset. Nothing new.

A man of integrity does not

A man of integrity does not refuse to investigate cases of corruption because the leader of the organization is his buddy. A man of integrity would have called in the AG to investigate right off instead of waiting for the media and the public to demand it.

How about his refusal to

How about his refusal to investigate corruption in Leland's police department because the chief was his buddy? He only called in the AG to investigate after media and public outcry.

How about allowing Carl Alston to plead out and get life without parole instead of taking him to trial and trying to get the death penalty that he deserved? After Alston kidnapped and raped Valerie Burns, he locked her in the trunk of her own car and set it on fire. She died from carbon monoxide poisoning. It's a shame that Valerie Burns was further victimized by District 13's Dealing David.

Making up 'fake' charges on campaign volunteers

To keep them from being at or working at the voting polls. Everyone knows it too Jon. You are crazy Jon with all your alias superhero comments, it's ALL You Jon writing that stuff about 'you' and you were hired to come here by and for the guy, who was the succession line after Stroud, who had schizophrenia. Everyone that is hired by that guy has some form of delusional grandeur mental illness. And the list of stuff you have done to harm feeble people who can't speak out, is longer than this forum would permit. Quit while you still have your law license.

politicians

I have never met the guy, but I sure hope that he is not like his brother Ben David. The guys calls him self the "Top Cop". What a joke. Too much power to dirty politicians.

Yeah Jon David is the man!

The message is that Jon is DA. Sore loser get over it and move on. Jon was and is the most experienced. And FYI from law enforcement. The DA and the sheriff can both claim "Top Cop." Do your research. But Jon and his brother are both good at what they do. They neither are good at kissing tale. Sorry if they offend you!

In Mourning

Is this why flags are being flown at half mast today? You know, mourning the results of the elections.

And the violence will keep crossing the bridge to Wilmington

This race should be a clear heads up to Jon David that The People are tired of his lip service antics and he better get to work DOING HIS JOB or we will raise the roof at the state level against him with complaints.

Dear Lynda P & Kwan Jon

All three counties did speak loud and clear. It would have been nice if his opponent would have had the decency to call and concede after the voters in the 13th district sent their message. Classy. I also understand Mr. David was in traffic court this morning but the other guy was a no show. Bet that phone call never comes.

Ryan congratulated Jon David on facebook

Ryan Smithwick congratulated Jon David on face book the next day after the election. Ryan is not arrogant and evil as some leaders are. He is honest, kind, a loving husband, and a good father to his 3 children. Ryan don't believe in a mudslinging campaign, nor telling lies on his opponent just to win an election. In the book of James, Chapter 3, verses 7 and 8 reads: For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is unruly evil, full of deadly poison. We need to take this very serious when lies are being told about someone and when talking about the children of other people. Ryan could have said some negative things about his opponent, but it is not in his character to do such things. He is a God fearing man who love the Lord. Every person who commits a crime is entitled to legal counsel, and there are more crimes committed than drug charges, and let's not forget who have the boats and airplanes to bring these drugs in the county! There were some awful things said about Ryan and his family, even his father in-law Mr. Baxely, a man who has never said or done anything to hurt anyone in this county. The seed we sow, so shall we reap it, and reaping days are here. It doesn't make any difference what type of position you hold, if you don't do it right and fair it will fail!!!

Wow

It is unfortunate that you would continue the negative attacks. The major problem in the district attorney's office is having ADA's like yourself. We need ADAs who are willing to work hard and work with law enforcement, not simply to dismiss cases when they hang around too long. I surely hope Mr. David reevaluates some of his staff including the two or three ADAs that truly give the office a bad name. This would certainly help improve the relationships with the community and hopefully help everyone move forward.

What kind of message exactly

What kind of message exactly are you sending David when you turn around and vote him back in?????????? Look's like you have sent him a clear cut signal that he can do as he dang well plans and there is no recourse. Absolutely pitiful!!!

Exactly what kind of message

Exactly what kind of message would it be that you are sending David when you turn around and vote him back in???????????? Pitiful!

Lord help us all

I certainly hope that Mr. David got the message loud and clear that his antics as the District Attorney are clearly not setting well with many of the citizens of Bladen, Brunswick & Columbus counties. All we can do now is pray that he will heed the message and turn from his outlandish ways. Any DA that has the reputation that he does because of the way he treats his employees and handles the legal business of this district should take note and make some changes. As for all the praying people in the district - we all better start praying harder than ever - we're going to need it to survive another four years.

Thank God

We will have 4 more years of equal justice in our courthouses. Jon is honest and fair unlike the last DA. I understand that the shady folks would want someone else.

Dealing David is not honest

Dealing David is not honest and fair. Have you forgotten that he refused to investigate the corruption in Leland's police department because the chief was his buddy? He only called in the AG to investigate after media and public outcry. How is that honest?

How about the murderer of Valerie Burns? She was kidnapped, raped, beaten then placed in the trunk of her car, which was then set on fire. She died of smoke inhalation. Instead of prosecuting this man to the fullest extent of the law and seeking the much-deserved death penalty, Dealing David let him plea and get life instead. How is that fair?

And just what message would that be?

Looks to me like Mr. David smoked the other guy and with huge percentages. David overwhelmingly carried each county in the district. If you think these criminal defense attorneys are going to scare David into kissing the extended ring finger and rigging cases, you're mistaken. David has shown otherwise and he's done an excellent job doing the things an honest DA should do. I do agree that he isn't good at kissing butt.

Jon only won by 500 votes

There were only 1000 republicans who voted in the primary in Columbus, hardly an overwhelming victory, Liar.

To the 500 vote person

Your claim is like Smithwick's facts. Inaccurate. Bladen-982 to 366, Columbus 713-370 and in Brunswick 5433-4233. Jon was obviously the higher vote getter and by far. But "Jon's Conscience" it really doesn't matter at the end of the day. It's almost like getting into Heaven. He got enough votes to get in.

Do not be a sore loser Ryan

We're talking about a 3-county district. Columbus was but one. There is Bladen and Brunswick. Adding all three together, I would say our elected DA came in at a much higher percentage. Why be so mad? Jon David is the voter's choice and I personally feel the most qualified to be DA. I was for Ryan Smithwick that is until I read Chris Batten's rant. I have heard at least 20 others convey the same story. Chris Batten is bad.

Jon,Its not Ryan,its the people you have victimized

We want to see you be ordered to return to New Hanover County to donate your tax funded time or salary for 10 years you wasted just spending your tax paid days and years just trying to file fake complaints against everyone on the bench and in the clerk and DA's office. We want to be reimbursed for the years you ignored prosecuting gang activity. It took you years to prepare a trial for a female FBI employee murder case, the guy lived next door, his footprint was stomped on her body if we recall. Open & shut case. GIVE US OUR MONEY BACK JON

Calling someone a liar

Is wrong. By the percentages alone Jon came out wayyyy ahead. 66.48 percent in Columbus, 82 percent in Bladen and 55.4 percent in Brunswick. Do the math. Overwhelming win is adequate in relation to the voter turnout. Sorry you're upset.

Yeah for Jon David

I voted for Jon David because the only ones against him are the crooked attorneys. These guys spread disinformation to voters who are very uninformed as to what's going on. Jon makes them earn their money. Jon makes them work for a change. Jon David is for ALL of us and not the just-us crowd.

His own ADA's don't like

His own ADA's don't like him. The cops don't like him. He is a horrible DA and did not deserve to be re-elected. Just wait for all the deals to continue and the criminals to be out on the street and the victims to continue crying for justice.

And just what message would that be?

Looks to me like Mr. David smoked the other guy and with huge percentages. David overwhelmingly carried each county in the district. If you think these criminal defense attorneys are going to scare David into kissing the extended ring finger and rigging cases, you're mistaken. David has shown otherwise and he's done an excellent job doing the things an honest DA should do. I do agree that he isn't good at kissing butt.