Below is campaign finance information for all the local candidates who opened finance committees with the Union County Board of Elections. All contributions and disbursments are reported by the individual campaigns and are public record.
Though he understands the frustration, John Steward, chairman of the Union County Republican Party, does not find this kind of reaction to be productive.
A total of 8,221 people, 58.9 percent of the cast ballots, were in favor of the town borrowing $8.5 million to begin construction on municipal parks. That amount would spur development of two large parks with amenities like an athletic complex, dog park, playgrounds, disk golf and walking trails.
The three incumbents facing challengers in the Union County Board of Education elections lost Tuesday's election, meaning the board will soon have plenty of new perspectives.
"I certainly have a couple of ideas," Arp said. "I believe that tax policy and so forth are going to be very much in the forefront. That and education, are probably the two main focuses of the legislature in the coming year."
As the dust settled, North Carolina elected its first Republican governor since 1988. U.S. Congressional Districts 8 and 9 elected Republicans to the U.S. House of Representatives. Though there were some changes on the national level, the Senate maintained a Democratic majority, the U.S. House of Representatives maintained a Republican majority and President Barack Obama, a Democrat, was re-elected.