WAKE COUNTY — Incumbent Tom Benton of Zebulon beat out Wake Forest resident Don McIntyre for the Wake County Board of Education District 1 race Tuesday.
Benton obtained 4,211 votes to McIntyre 3,889, garnering 52 percent of the district’s vote.
Additionally, voters countywide approved a $810 million school construction bond.
The monies are expected to require a 5-cent tax hike for every $100 in property. Those funds will be used to build 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools, as well as paying for major and minor renovations at a number of other schools.
Wake County School Board representatives estimate an additional 20,000 students will enter the school system in the next five years.
In the Raleigh City Council races, Wayne Malorano beat incumbent Randy Stagner in the District A contest, winning 51 percent of the vote. And incumbent John Odom handily beat Brian Fitzsimmons and Sam Smith to win District B.
Incumbents Mary-Ann Baldwin and Russ Stephenson also won the at-large city council races by large margins.
Though Raleigh and Cary council races were voted on Tuesday, other Wake County municipal races, including Wake Forest’s, will be decided Nov. 5.