Inman received 32.71 percent of the votes, with 3,733 votes; Walker — 29.52 percent, 3,368 votes; Rebecca (Becky) Boles — 25.48 percent, 2,908; and Stephen James — 12.29 percent, 1,402. Inman and Walker will fill the two open county commissioner seats unless a certified write-in or unaffiliated petitioner is successful in November, which is rare historically.
Also drawing a lot of attention in the county and across the state was the proposed constitutional amendment to the state constitution, which passed. The amendment defines marriage between one man and one woman as the only domestic legal union in the state.
Stokes County showed overwhelming support for the amendment, with 77.75 percent, 8,584 people, voting for it, and 22.25 percent or 2.457 voting against.