No surprise here: Dickie Thompson—Democrat, RDU Airport Authority chair, and the Mayor’s personal choice for Raleigh’s District A—beat Eddie Woodhouse for the seat in a runoff election last night, winning 58 percent of the vote to Woodhouse’s 42 percent. This means there won’t be a single Republican on the Council for the first time since the early 90’s. It also means Mayor Nancy McFarlane now has five allies in Council seats.
In the Apex Town Council race, incumbent Scott Lassiter—who claimed a phony endorsement from Wake Count Commissioner Betty Lou Ward, in a mailer—lost his seat to incumbent Bill Jensen and newcomer Wesley Moyer.
See the rest of the Wake County elections results here.