2021 Municipal Election Results

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Last Tuesday brought an unusual election cycle to a close with a number of local communities holding elections for Town Council. Due to census-related issues, Raleigh and Cary postponed their elections to 2022, which left only Durham and a number of smaller municipalities moving forward with elections.

TAA again played an active role in the campaign season supporting more than a dozen candidates in races in Apex, Durham, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, and Wake Forest. In the end, nine endorsed candidates won their elections, and four lost, though two of those will retain their seats on Council for two more years.

Here’s the complete list of results:

Municipality

Candidate

Result

Apex

Audra Killingsworth

Win

Durham

Javiera Caballero

Loss

Durham

DeDreana Freeman

Win

Durham

Leonardo Williams

Win

Fuquay-Varina

Blake Massengill

Win

Fuquay-Varina

Bryan Haynes

Win

Fuquay-Varina

Jason Ora Wunsch

Loss

Holly Springs

Timothy Forrest

Win

Knightdale

Steve Evans

Win

Morrisville

Liz Johnson

Loss

Morrisville

Steve Rao

Win

Morrisville

Vicki Scroggins-Johnson

Win

Wake Forest

Liz Simpers

Loss

It’s worth noting that over the last four election cycles TAA-endorsed candidates are 42-9. This is an incredible record of success and wouldn’t be possible without the strong support of TAA-PAC by our membership.