Wake County Board of Commissioners: Bryan defeats Puryear in Republican primary

05/06/2014 8:23 PM

08/29/2014 12:27 PM

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.

Bryan will face Democrat Sig Hutchinson in the fall.

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