The Wake GOP is reveling in tonight's election results.
In a press release, the Wake County Republican Party points to wins by school board candidate John Tedesco and other GOP endorsed candidates. The GOP had made it their mission this year to elect a new board majority that would back neighborhood schools.
"The voters responded to our call for fiscal conservatism, personal responsibility, government accountability and support for families and neighborhoods,” Wake County GOP Chairman Claude E. Pope, Jr, said in the press release.
Here's the press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wake Republicans Win Big Again in November Voting
Following up on its dramatic victories in the October 6 voting, the Wake County Republican Party claimed more victories throughout the county in today’s races.
The victories included two Republican winners in runoffs from the October round: John Tedesco in the high-profile District 2 School Board race, and Jennifer Robinson, Cary Town Council.
In all, the party endorsed 14 candidates in today’s races, and claimed 10 winners.
In addition to Tedesco and Robinson, the Republican winners were:
Mike Jones, Gene Schulze and Lance Olive, Apex Town Council
Cindy Shelton, Fuquay-Varina Board of Commissioners
Kathy Behringer, Garner Town Council
Dick Sears, Mayor of Holly Springs
Linda Williams, Holly Springs Town Council
Tom Murray, Morrisville Town Council
“We had a great slate of candidates,” Wake County GOP Chairman Claude E. Pope, Jr, said,” and it’s clear the Republican message resonated with the voters in 2009. The voters responded to our call for fiscal conservatism, personal responsibility, government accountability and support for families and neighborhoods,” Pope said.
“As we continue to build the resources and effectiveness of the party operations, I believe we will win more and more, and before long become the majority party in the county,” Pope added.
“Our next target will be to continue the momentum of 2009 in the vital contests of 2010, when our outstanding Republican Senator Richard Burr will be running, and the Republican Party will be fielding a slate of top-notch candidates for Congress and the State Legislature.”
The Wake County Republican Party in North Carolina seeks to recruit, train, support, and elect local candidates to all municipal, school board, county, and legislative seats. The Wake County GOP focuses its mission around the key values of fiscal conservatism, personal responsibility, family and neighborhoods, and government accountability. For further information, visit www.wakegop.org.