Incumbent Joe Bryan won the Republican primary for the District 1 seat on the Wake County Board of Commissioners.
He defeated challenger Fred L. Puryear 27,220 votes to 8,148 in an unofficial count with all 208 precincts in.
Bryan, a financial adviser at Wells Fargo, has served on the board since 2002. Puryear, a city of Wilson firefighter, is new to politics. Both are from Knightdale.
While Puryear raised little money and attended few political events,having a challenger forced Bryan to begin campaigning months early.
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Bryan will face Democrat Sig Hutchinson in the fall.