2021 Wake NC County Election Results, Candidate Information
Polling stations are closed and nearly every town and city in Wake County held an election this fall, with two exceptions.
Cary and Raleigh would both normally have elections in the fall of odd-numbered years, but were pushed back due to a delay in the re-categorization of US Census Bureau data. Cary’s election will take place in the 2022 primary and Raleigh’s will take place in the fall of 2022.
The turnout was around 20.5% with 40,614 votes cast. Wake County had about 6,800 advance votes and about 600 mail-in ballots.
Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Zebulon have all elected new mayors after their longtime mayors failed to seek re-election. Meanwhile, the outgoing mayors of Knightdale, Morrisville and Wake Forest retained their seats.
Here’s a look at the unofficial results of Tuesday night’s election. Bold indicates the winners.
Six candidates contested for three seats on the Apex city council.
With all 13 ridings reporting, newcomer Ed Gray and incumbents Brett Gannt and Audra Killingsworth secured three spots.
Mayor Pro Tem Nicole Dozier did not stand for re-election.
Apex is one of four municipalities in Wake County that had a ballot requirement. The vote was 72.22% in favor of a $ 42 million bond package for street and sidewalk projects.
APEX MUNICIPAL COUNCIL (Three seats)
For the first time in two decades, Fuquay-Varina will have a new mayor.
John Byrne, who has served on the board since 2001, has announced that he will not run for another term, paving the way for a new leader in the growing town of southern Wake County.
With all the constituencies, the Commissioner of Fuquay-Varina, Blake Massengill, is leading the four-way race to become the new mayor.
Fuquay-Varina is one of four municipalities in Wake County with a ballot requirement for voters. The vote was in favor of a $ 38.5 million bond package for parks and transportation projects.
MAYOR OF FUQUAY-VARINA (A seat)
COUNCIL OF COMMISSIONERS OF FUQUAY-VARINA (Two seats)
Three candidates contested for two seats on Garner’s city council.
With the 14 ridings, incumbents Kathy Behringer and Gra Singleton are in the lead.
Garner is one of four municipalities in Wake County that had a link on the ballot for voters. The vote was in favor of a $ 69 million bond package for parks, streets and sidewalks, public safety and stormwater projects.
GARNER MUNICIPAL COUNCIL (Two seats)
Holly Springs will have a new mayor for the first time in almost 20 years.
Richard “Dick” Sears did not seek another term as mayor of Holly Springs.
With 11 constituencies reported, Sean Mayefskie defeated council member Christine Kelly in the mayoral race.
MAYOR OF HOLLY SPRINGS (A seat)
HOLLY SPRINGS MUNICIPAL COUNCIL (Three seats)
Mayor Jessica Day is leading former council member Charles Bullock for the seat. Day had been appointed to the seat earlier this year after James Roberson was appointed to take a seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives seat.
As for the two city council seats, incumbent Latatious Morris is looking to keep her seat while newcomer Steve Evans looks to replace incumbent Mark Swan.
MAYOR OF KNIGHT (A seat)
KNIGHTDALE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL (Two seats)
Two familiar faces sought to become Morrisville’s next mayor.
With the six constituencies, Mayor TJ Cawley is leading in the polls to retain his seat against challenger and Council member Liz Johnson.
Morrisville is one of four municipalities in Wake County that have a link on the ballot for voters. The vote was in favor of a $ 69 million bond package for parks, streets and sidewalks, public safety and stormwater projects.
MAYOR OF MORRISVILLE (A seat)
MORRISVILLE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL, AT-LARGE (A seat)
MORRISVILLE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL, DISTRICT 2 (A seat)
MORRISVILLE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL, DISTRICT 4 (A seat)
Five people ran to join the Rolesville Council of Commissioners.
With all four constituencies reporting, it’s a mix of incumbents and newcomers running the three open seats.
ROLESVILLE STATUTORY COUNCIL (Three seats)
Two familiar faces ran to become the next mayor of Wake Forest.
With all 13 ridings reporting, Mayor Vivian Jones will retain her seat against Wake Forest Commissioner Bridget Wall-Lennon.
MAYOR OF WAKE FOREST (A seat)
WAKE FOREST COMMISSIONERS COUNCIL (Two seats)
Several people ran to join the Wendell Council of Commissioners. Incumbent John Boyette did not run for office.
WENDELL BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS (Three seats)
With both ridings reported, Glen York will be the next mayor, beating Patrick Bolger in the race.
Longtime mayor Robert Matheny, who has served on the board since 1994, has not sought another term.
MAYOR OF ZEBULON(A seat)
ZEBULON STEWARDS COUNCIL (Two seats)
This story was originally published November 2, 2021 8:39 pm.