Election Returns: Wake County District Attorney

In a gracious speech tonight, Jefferson Griffin thanked his supporters and conceded his loss in the Republican Primary. Griffin, a Nash County native who picked up 7,000 votes, lost to Jeff Cruden and John Bryant. As of 9:30 PM, Cruden and Bryant were headed toward a runoff.

Update: Attorneys throughout the day approached me horrified at my prediction that Boz would win. One attorney, a lifelong Democrat, recounted in vivid detail his advocacy for Jeff Cruden in the face of a potential Zellinger win. It was the first time that that attorney had ever taken up a Republican’s cause.

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DISTRICT ATTORNEY DISTRICT 10 – REP (VOTE FOR 1)
Precincts Reported: 190 of 200
NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT
Jeff Cruden REP 10,775 34.16 %
John Walter Bryant REP 10,318 32.71 %
Jefferson G. Griffin REP 6,898 21.87 %
Terry A. Swaim REP 3,551 11.26 %
DISTRICT ATTORNEY DISTRICT 10 – DEM (VOTE FOR 1)
Precincts Reported: 191 of 200
NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT
Nancy (Lorrin) Freeman DEM 21,749 58.30 %
Benjamin (Boz) Zellinger DEM 15,554 41.70 %

Damon Chetson

Damon Chetson is a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. He represents people charged with serious and minor offenses in Raleigh, Wake County, and the Eastern District of North Carolina. Call (919) 352-9411.