Democrats will maintain control of every seat on the Wake County Board of Commissioners.
Commissioners are responsible for overseeing and funding government operations. Democrats gained full control of every seat on the seven-member board in 2014 after promising to place higher priority on funding public education and new transportation options.
Republicans on Tuesday had a chance to win back two seats.
But Tuesday night, Democrat Erv Portman beat Republican Kenn Gardner in District 4, which spans from south Raleigh to northern Holly Springs. And Democrat Greg Ford beat Republican John Odom in District 6, which covers northwest Raleigh.
Portman and Ford, who will be the first openly gay Wake County commissioner, each won by more than 50,000 votes.
The District 5 seat was also up for re-election. But with no opponent, incumbent Democrat James West will serve another term.
“I am proud to represent the diversity that makes Wake County such a great place to live,” Ford said Tuesday night.
Kenneth “Kenn” Gardner, R 44.53%
Erv Portman, D 55.47%
Greg Ford, D 56.14%
John Odom, R 43.86%
202 of 202 precincts reporting