Davidson voters OK sales tax referendum

Commissioners race: Truell, Shell, Kepley and Yates win Republican primary
May. 07, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

Davidson County voters elected to increase the county’s sales tax by a quarter-cent to fund a planned school construction project.
In unofficial numbers from Tuesday’s referendum, 61 percent of voters cast ballots for the sales tax increase that will supplement Davidson County Schools funding. The revenue from the additional sales tax will be used to build a school in the northern part of the county to relieve overcrowding, primarily at North Davidson High and Ledford High.
In the Davidson County sheriff’s race in November, the incumbent, Republican Sheriff David Grice will go up against Democrat Tommy Evans Jr., who was the only Democrat to file for the post. Grice won Tuesday’s three-candidate GOP primary with 66 percent of the vote.
Republican County Commissioners Don W. Truell, Steve Shell, Billy Joe Kepley and Todd Yates were the top four vote-getters in Tuesday’s Republican primary. They will join Democrat Derek Kelly on the ballot in November. Those five candidates will vie for four seats on the board of commissioners.