School board member Mia Burroughs will move to the Orange County Board of Commissioners in December after winning the District 1 seat Tuesday.
Burroughs, 52, garnered roughly 76 percent of the vote to replace Commissioner Alice Gordon, who is retiring after 24 years on the county board. Republican challenger Gary Kahn received 24 percent.
Two other commissioners on this year’s ballot – incumbent Chairman Barry Jacobs and Vice Chairman Earl McKee – were unopposed Tuesday for their at-large and District 2 seats, respectively. Both defeated Democratic challengers in the May primary to win another term.
Burroughs is the current vice chairwoman of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board. The board could appoint someone to finish her four-year term, which expires in December 2015.