Diane Wheatley wins NC House District 43

RALEIGH — Republican challenger Diane Wheatley has defeated Democrat Kimberly Hardy in Cumberland County’s NC House District 43 race. Hardy had defeated veteran Democrat Rep. Elmer Floyd in the primary. Wheatley has won 52% to 48% with 20,261 votes to 18,813 for Hardy.

Wheatley is a former Cumberland County commissioner, corporate CFO and a registered nurse, while Hardy is an assistant professor of social work at Fayetteville State University.