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Mickey for Soil and Water Supervisor

Posted November 14, 2014 5:11 p.m. EST
Updated November 14, 2014 6:13 p.m. EST

Eleven people voted Mickey Mouse for an opening on the Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District board.

— If this whole being governor thing doesn't work out for Pat McCrory, maybe he can run for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor. 

McCrory garnered one of the more than 3,000 uncategorized write-in votes for the office cast by Wake County voters on Nov. 4. 

For the record, the the Soil and Water Conservation District helps protect Wake County farm land. Jenna Wadsworth and Matt Overby won the two available seats with 143,905 and 108,146 votes, respectively. 

However, many people wrote in their choice of candidates for the office, which is frequently a sign that voters don't know the candidates for the relatively low-profile office. 

Should McCrory decide to run in the future, it won't necessarily be a cake walk. He was bested in the write-in vote by Mickey Mouse (11 votes), Donald Duck (7 votes) and No Vote (2 votes). Perhaps understandably, given the office's reliance on science, well-known science educators Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson garnered votes. 

Among the others on the list of write-in votes were:

  • Rock star Ozzy Osbourne
  • Master Chief, a video game character. 
  • "Your Mom"
  • "Abolish the Office"
  • Doctor Who, a fictional time traveler made popular by the BBC
  • H2O
  • "Ham Sandwich"
  • Harvey, which those of us at @NCCapitol are going to assume refers to the the 6-foot rabbit that co-stared with Jimmy Stewart in a movie of the same title.