Live Election 2023 Results: Winners, losers announced for some races

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Election 2023
Election 2023Crime remains a top issue for people living in Durham.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Polls have closed and another election cycle in North Carolina is over. Results for this year's municipal races are being tabulated.

ELECTION 2023: Check live results

Among the area's top races are the battles for Durham Mayor, Cary Town Council District D, Fayetteville Mayor, Chapel Hill Mayor and Rocky Mount Mayor.


Durham voters overwhelmingly selected Leonardo "Leo" Williams to be the next mayor. He defeated State Sen. Mike Woodard with 64% of the votes cast.

Williams, who is an entrepreneur, former teacher and City Councilor for Ward 3 said voters are looking for something new.

"People are hungry. They're hungry for, you know, just functionality. I think that was the biggest thing. Crime, affordable housing, transportation, and all those policy points, and issues in our community are present," Williams said. "But for the most part, what folks really are looking for is can we have an embracing culture."

For Durham City Council, Nate Baker, Javiera Caballero and Carl Rist will be the newest members to fill the three open seats. Incumbent Monique Holsey-Hyman has been voted out of her seat.


Fayetteville's hottest race is the mayor's seat as incumbent Mitch Covin faces a challenge from a former military police officer, Freddie de la Cruz.

Colvin appears to be on his way to victory with 90% of precincts reporting.

Rocky Mount

The next Mayor of Rocky Mount is Sandy Roberson. He received more than 1,000 votes more than Theresa Alston Stokes to win the election

Chapel Hill

Jess Anderson wins election for Chapel Hill Mayor. Anderson achieved nearly 60% of the votes cast, topping Adam Searing handily.


The run-off election in Cary for the District D Town Council seat remains too close to call.

The race is separated by fewer than 70 votes after Tuesday's precincts reported their count. However, both camps said they believe there are hundreds of absentee ballots that remain uncounted as of Tuesday night.

Click here for the latest updates in the Cary run-off.