A mix of incumbents and challengers won judicial races in Durham and Wake in yesterday’s election.
In Durham, incumbent Pat Evans defeated challenger Steven Storch, a Durham magistrate, with 75 percent of the vote.
Incumbent Doretta Walker defeated her challenger, attorney Henry Pruette, with 61 percent of the vote.
Fred Battaglia, an attorney, defeated incumbent Nancy Gordon with 53 percent of the vote.
In Wake County, Craig Croom, a former district judge, defeated Charles Gilliam, who was recently appointed to the contested seat, with 52 percent of the vote.
Incumbent Louis Meyer defeated challenger Ronnie Ansley, an attorney, with 52 percent of the vote.
Elsewhere, Lorrin Freeman defeated John Bryant for in the race for Wake County district attorney with 56 percent of the vote. Freeman had served as Wake County clerk of court, and Bryant is a private attorney.
In the race for Wake County clerk of court, Jennifer Knox, currently a district court judge, eked out a victory over attorney Sam Bridges with 50.46 percent of the vote.
The amendment to waive the right of a jury trial in superior court passed with 53 percent of the vote.