Ray Pickett wins in NC House District 93

RALEIGH — Republican challenger Ray Pickett has defeated incumbent Ray Russell in Ashe and Watauga counties’ N.C. House District 93 race 53% to 47%. The vote totals were 24,496 for Pickett to 21,663 for Russell.

Pickett is a small businessman from Blowing Rock. Russell was a first-term House member after defeating Republican veteran Jonathan Jordan.