The three-member panel unanimously dismissed the challenge to Parker’s candidacy, affirming he is a resident of Richmond County.
Lilesville resident Faye Gathings filed the candidacy challenge alleging Parker actually lives in Moore County with the Anson County Board of Elections in February.
Gathings and her legal representation have the right to appeal the decision in the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
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