Mar 6, 2024 - News

Primary election 2024: Race results from the Triangle

Voters wait in line to check in at a polling station in Fuquay-Varina. Photo: Allison Joyce/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Several crucial local primaries were up for grabs on Super Tuesday in North Carolina. Here are some of the biggest Triangle-area primary results:

  • Zoom out: Click here for results from North Carolina's statewide races, including the gubernatorial and attorney general primaries.
  • And head here for Axios' nationwide Super Tuesday coverage.

Congressional races

13th: Incumbent Rep. Wiley Nickel, a Democrat, declined to run for this seat in the Raleigh suburbs, after it was drawn to be more favorable to Republicans.

  • The latest: As of Wednesday afternoon, the Republican primary — which featured more than a dozen candidates — is heading to a runoff, with no candidate getting more than 30% of the vote.
  • Kelly Daughtry finished with 27% of the votes, the most of any candidate. Brad Knott came in second with 19%.
  • Democrat Frank Pierce ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

2nd: Incumbent Rep. Deborah Ross easily won the Democratic primary for the left-leaning district that represents much of central Wake county.

  • Ross will take on Alan Swain, who won the Republican primary.

4th: Rep. Valerie Foushee ran unopposed in the Democratic primary for the 4th, which includes all of Durham and Orange counties as well as parts of Chatham and Wake counties.

  • She will face Republican Eric Blankenburg in November

9th: Republican Rep. Richard Hudson cruised through his primary for the 9th district, which stretches from Guilford County down to the Sandhills and includes a large portion of Chatham County.

  • He will take on Democratic challenger Nigel Bristow.

1st: Democratic Rep. Don Davis will take on Republican Laurie Buckhout in November.

  • The district, which represents much of rural northeastern North Carolina, is considered the most competitive congressional race in the state.
  • Buckhout received 53.5% of the vote, while opponent Sandy Smith got 46.5%.

State legislature

Here were some highlights from the primaries for seats in the N.C. Senate and N.C. House.

  • Newcomer Sophia Chitlik received 58% of the vote and defeated longtime Durham state Sen. Mike Woodard in the Democratic primary for N.C. Senate District 22, which represents much of central and northern Durham County.
  • Longtime state Sen. Dan Blue easily won his primary in N.C. Senate District 14, which represents parts of Raleigh and Wake County.
  • Republican Scott Lassiter defeated Vicki Harry in the primary for N.C. Senate District 13, which covers southern Wake County. Incumbent Lisa Grafstein ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.
  • Monika Johnson-Hostler, a member of Wake County Public Schools board of education, won the Democratic primary for House District 33, representing parts of Raleigh and eastern Wake County.

Wake County Commissioners

4th district: Susan Evans, an incumbent Democrat, is running unopposed in both the Democratic and Republican primaries for the district, which includes parts of southwest Raleigh and Cary.

5th: Tara Waters, who was appointed to fill James West's seat on the Wake County Board of Commission after he died last year, won the Democratic primary for District 5, which covers Southeast Raleigh and parts of Garner and Knightdale.

  • There was no Republican primary.

6th: Shinica Thomas, the current chair of the board of commissioners and a Democrat, ran unopposed in her primary.

  • She will face Republican primary winner Jacob Arthur in November.

Durham County Commissioners

Wendy Jacobs, Nida Allam, Michelle Burton, Mike Lee and Stephen Valentine made it through the Democratic primary for Durham County's Board of Commissioners.

  • Eleven Democrats ran in the primary, which will determine the makeup of the board, as there was no Republican primary. The top five vote getters made it through the primary.
  • Incumbents Brenda Howerton and Nimasheena Burns finished with the sixth and seventh most votes respectively.
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