Both were competing for the Durham school board's at-large seat.
Reached at home Tuesday night, Alston said he was tired from being out at Parkwood Elementary, a polling site, all day and that he doesn't see himself running for office again. (In addition to this race, Alston has run for mayor twice).
"I knew it was an uphill battle trying to get people out to vote," Alston said.
"I think if it was November, people would have known there was an election," he added.
He commended Bordley on her big win.
"I just pray and hope that she'll do right for the children. That's what's most important."