The initial results indicate that Chris Malone is the only Wake County school board who will advance to state office this year.
With 16 of 18 precincts in, Malone is leading tonight in the state House 35 race with 55.63 percent of the vote over former school board member Lori Millberg. But school board member Debra Goldman is losing in her bid for state auditor and board member John Tedesco is losing his run for state schools superintendent.
In terms of Wake County commissioner, with 122 of 200 precincts reporting, Paul Fitts and Dale Cooke are winning. If they prevail, Republicans would increase their lead to 6-1 on the commissioners.
With 178 of 200 precincts in, Fitts and Cooke have seen their leads shrunk to slightly above 50 percent.
With 187 of the 200 precincts in, Betty Lou Ward and Caroline Sullivan have now taken narrow leads, which if they hold up would keep the Democrats with three seats on the seven-member board.
The initial results indicate that Goldman and Tedesco did worse in Wake County than they did statewide.
The final Wake County results are in and Malone hung on for a narrow victory, getting 50.57 percent of the vote.
For the commissioners, the counting of the early voting totals sharply shifted the races in favor of the Democrats. Sullivan got 57.04 percent to Cooke's 42.96 percent. Ward got 56.84 percent while Fitts droped to 43.16 percent.