Politics & Government

All three incumbents win in Cary council election

People gather on the Cary Town Hall grounds for Cary Lazy Daze arts and crafts festival in this 2015 file photo. Cary voters went to the polls Tuesday.
People gather on the Cary Town Hall grounds for Cary Lazy Daze arts and crafts festival in this 2015 file photo. Cary voters went to the polls Tuesday. N&O file photo

Two of three incumbents easily won re-election to the Cary Town Council on Tuesday, while the third found himself in a tighter race.

Incumbents Jennifer Robinson in District A and at-large council member Ed Yerha each beat their two challengers by comfortable margins.

Meanwhile, Jack Smith of District C, the longest-serving member on the council now, had a closer race with challenger Kenneth Presting. Smith, a Republican who was first elected to the council in 1989, won an eighth four-year term.

Robinson, also a Republican, won a fifth full term against two challengers – Majid Mohadjer and Radha Ravi Varma.

Yerha, who is registered unaffiliated, won his second full term against Jeff Alan De Deugd and George McDowell.

 

Richard Stradling: 919-829-4739, @RStradling

At-large

Jeffrey Alan De Deugd: 3.65 percent

George McDowell: 17.28 percent

Ed Yerha: 78.51 percent

41 of 41 precincts reporting

District A

Majid Mohadjer: 7.95 percent

Jennifer Robinson: 76.46 percent

Radha Ravi Varma: 13.82 percent

9 of 9 precincts reporting

District C

Kenneth A. Presting: 45.65 percent

Jack Smith: 54.10 percent

12 of 12 precincts reporting

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