Elections

Cary mayor re-elected, new council member elected, according to unofficial results

Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht and District D councilwoman Ya Liu (left to right), courtesy of their campaigns. Election day in Cary was Oct. 8.
Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht and District D councilwoman Ya Liu (left to right), courtesy of their campaigns. Election day in Cary was Oct. 8. Weinbrecht, Liu

Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht easily won a fifth term on the Cary Town Council Tuesday night, according to preliminary vote totals, while there will be a new member of the Town Council, according to preliminary results.

Duke Law faculty member Ya Liu defeated incumbent council member Ken George in District D, according to unofficial vote tallies.

At-Large council member Lori Bush and District B council member Don Frantz ran unopposed and will join the council for another term.

The Cary Town Council election is non-partisan. Council members are elected to four-year terms in staggered years.

Meanwhile, voters easily passed two bonds — one for transportation and the other for parks.

The general obligation bond initiatives would be worth up to $225 million and would fund projects such as Phase 2 of the Downtown Park and traffic improvements.

As of 10:33 p.m., all 43 Cary precincts have been reported. These are the results:

Cary mayor’s election

Weinbrecht defeated Dero-Asha Davis-Weeks with 84 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results. He has been on the Town Council since 1999 and has been mayor for 12 years.

You can find Weinbrecht’s answers to issues in Cary here.

Davis-Weeks received 15 percent of the vote. She wrote on her campaign site that she would not be actively campaigning and could not be reached for comment by The News & Observer.

Town Council District D results

Liu defeated George with 57.5 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results from the 9 precincts reporting.

Liu was endorsed by the Democratic Party.

George served one term on Town Council and finished with 36.5 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results.

Beth Friedrich, an attorney, had 6 percent of the vote.

You can find candidates’ answers to issues in Cary here.

Cary bond referendum results

Cary voters easily passed two bonds — one for transportation and the other for parks — with 80 percent of the vote.

In a recent blog post, Weinbrecht said the projects would be implemented in the next decade.

For more information, go to bit.ly/2YVcDQ5.

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Trent Brown covers the Town of Cary and other odds and ends. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019 and is a Collegiate Network fellow.
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