RALEIGH — Republican Mike Clampitt defeated incumbent Democratic Rep. Joe Sam Queen in Haywood, Jackson and Swain counties’ N.C. House District 119 race 54% to 46%. The vote totals were 22,032 for Clampitt to 18,693 for Queen.
This will be Queen and Clampitt’s fifth time facing off for the seat. Clampitt won in 2016 after losing to Queen in 2012 and 2014, but Queen retook the seat in 2018.
Queen is an architect and Clampitt a retired Charlotte Fire Department captain.