Across the Triangle on Tuesday, voters chose candidates for N.C. District Court seats, with most incuments re-elected.
All three incumbents beat their challengers in District 10, with two candidates winning by substantial leads. District 10 encompasses Wake County.
Incumbent Monica M. Bousman beat challenger Bryant Paris III by more than 68,000 votes.
Bousman has served as a judge in the 10th District since 2001. She has also been the lead judge in Juvenile Abuse, Neglect & Dependency Court, Family Court and the Certified Juvenile Court judge for the past 10 years.
Incumbent Dan Nagle edged Walter Rand by a little more than 20,000 votes.
Nagle, 61, has served as a District Court judge since 2012. He previously served as an assistant district attorney in Wake County, and he is retired as a major for the Wake County Sheriff’s Department after 28 years on the job.
And incumbent Anna Elena Worley, 45, beat Marty E. Miller by more than 45,000 votes.
Worley, 45, has served as District Court judge since 2009. She was voted Business North Carolina’s 2008 Family Law Legal Elite. Prior to becoming a District Court judge, she had worked at multiple law firms.
In District 11, which comprises Johnston, Harnett and Lee counties, incumbent Paul A. Holcombe will keep his seat.
Holcombe beat challenger LeVonda G. Wood by nearly 21,000 votes.
Holcombe, 47, was first elected as District Court judge in 2008. He will be serving his fourth term as District Court judge. Prior to that, he served 15 years as a prosecutor in Tennessee and in Cabarrus and Johnston counties in North Carolina.
In District 14, which is made up of Durham County, challenger Shamieka LaCher Rhinehart unseated incumbent Will A. “Drew” Marsh III. As of 10:30 p.m. and with 52 of 57 precincts voting, Rhinehart led by 9,000 votes.
Marsh has served as a District Court judge since 2007, after initially being appointed by former Gov. Mike Easley. Marsh was elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.
A native of Rocky Mount, Rhinehart has served as a Durham County assistant district attorney since 2005. She has served as the co-president of People’s Alliance and currently serves on the boards of the Durham and Orange County Junior League, Citizens Advisory Committee and the Durham Grievance Committee.
District 15 B
There will be two new judges seated in District 15B.
Both Samantha Cabe and Sherri Murrell won big over their opponents.
Cabe beat Sam Cooper by 20,000 votes. Cooper, 61, a Clerk of Superior Court in Chatham County, is serving a second term.
Cabe, 41, has been an attorney for 16 years. She has represented clients in District Court in child welfare, family law, juvenile delinquency, criminal/traffic and general civil matters. Prior to that she was an accountant.
Sherri Murrell beat incumbent Lunsford Long, who announced he would no longer seek re-election in July. Murrell, an attorney of 22 years, has served as a public defender for 16 of those.
District 10 (Bousman seat)
Monica M. Bousman (i) 58.14%
Bryant Paris III 41.86%
District 10 (Nagle seat)
Dan Nagle (i) 52.54%
Walter Rand 47.46%
District 10 (Worley seat)
Marty E. Miller 44.28%
Anna Elena Worley (i) 55.72%
District 11 (Holcombe seat)
Paul A. Holcombe (i) 58.61%
LeVonda G. Woods 41.39%
District 14 (Marsh seat)
Will A. (Drew) Marsh (i) 40.69%
Shameika LaCher Rhinehart 59.31%
District 15B (Anderson seat)
Samantha Cabe 60.88%
Sam Cooper 39.12%
District 15B (Long seat)
Lunsford Long (i) 23.91%
Sherri Murrell 75.82%
Results as of 10:30 p.m.