- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - In a story March 12 about races to watch in Tuesday’s General Assembly primary elections, The Associated Press reported erroneously the districts represented by outgoing Reps. Chris Whitmire, R-Translyvania, and Roger West, R-Cherokee. Whitmire represents the 113th District, not the 115th, and West represents the 120th, not the 119th.

A corrected version of the story is below:

A glance at other interesting General Assembly primaries

Here’s a glance at other North Carolina General Assembly primary election races to watch Tuesday

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Here are some other General Assembly primary races to watch on Tuesday:



HOUSE

- 20th District (Republican): New Hanover County school board member Tammy Covil and Holly Grange, an Army veteran, attorney and State Port Authority member. The winner will succeed Rep. Rick Catlin, R-New Hanover, who chose not to seek re-election. There is no Democratic candidate.

- 58th District (Democrat): First-term Rep. Ralph Johnson, D-Guilford, suffered a stroke last month and is still in the race. Guilford County school board Amos Quick is challenging him. There is no Republican nominee.

- 81st District (Republican): Three Republicans - Tyler Forrest, Sharon Pearce and Larry Potts - are running for the nomination. The winner will take on Democrat Andy Hedrick. The seat is open with GOP Rep. Rayne Brown’s decision against seeking re-election.

- 91st District (Republican): Rep. Kyle Hall, R-Stokes, was appointed in November to fill the remainder of former Rep. Bryan Holloway’s term. Now the General Assembly’s youngest legislator, Hall is facing a primary challenge from Robert Knight. The winner takes on Democrat Eugene Russell in November.

- 100th District (Democrat): Rep. Tricia Cotham, D-Mecklenburg, didn’t seek re-election, so the Democratic primary is between Charlotte City Council member John Autry and hospitality company owner Billy Maddalon. The primary winner doesn’t have a general election opponent.

- 105th District (Republican): Former Charlotte mayoral candidate Scott Stone and former Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board member Tim Morgan want to succeed GOP Rep. Jacqueline Schaeffer, who didn’t seek re-election. The Democratic nominee is Connie Green-Johnson.

- Others: Republican primary victors in the 113th and 120th Districts are the heavy favorites to come to Raleigh next year. The seats in the districts are being vacated by Reps. Tim Whitmire, R-Transylvania, and Roger West, R-Cherokee.

SENATE:

- 16th (Democrat): With Sen. Josh Stein, D-Wake, running for attorney general, the Democratic primary comes down to Ellis Hankins, former executive director of the North Carolina League of Municipalities, and Jay Chaudhuri, a lawyer who has worked for Attorney General Roy Cooper and State Treasurer Janet Cowell. The winner will be the heavy November favorite.

- 31st (Republican): Sen. Joyce Krawiec, R-Forsyth, faces two Republicans in her primary - Wake Forest medical school professor Peter Antinozzi and engineer Dempsey Brewer. There is no Democrat running.

- 33rd (Republican): Cathy Dunn, Joe Kennedy and Eddie Gallimore are running to try to succeed retiring Sen. Stan Bingham, R-Davidson. The winner takes on Democrat Jim Beall Graham.

- 36th (both parties): Six candidates - four Republicans and two Democrats - are vying for the seat being emptied by retiring 13-term Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, R-Cabarrus.

- 44th (Republican): Sen. David Curtis, R-Lincoln, faces a challenge from former Sen. Chris Carney, who lost to Curtis in a 2012 GOP runoff. There is a Libertarian running in the fall.

- 48th (Republican): With Senate Rules Chairman Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson, declining to seek re-election, three GOP candidates emerged to run in the primary. The winner will be the favorite in the fall.

- Others: Democratic Sens. Ben Clark of Hoke County and Joel Ford and Joyce Waddell of Mecklenburg County face primary opponents.

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