After a long day of working the polls from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in weather that alternated between raining a little and simply pouring, a tired by still enthusiastic group of volunteers joined me and my husband Kevin at our home for hot food, cool beverages and a few hours of watching election results trickle in.
A Long Night
Because Wake county changed procedure and had all ballot-counting machines brought from each precinct to a central location for tallying, most election results were not reported by the Board of Elections or local media until after midnight. Many candidates went to bed not knowing if they had won or lost. Luckily I was not one of them.
My opponent, Emmanuel Wilder, graciously called me at 12:15 a.m. to congratulate me on winning a third term. Mr. Wilder and I can each be proud of the positive campaigns we ran. I won with 67% of the vote–in a district that is 46% unaffiliated voters–and I am honored to represent the people of District 41 and work for all North Carolina citizens for another 2 years.