Democrats Win Big

In a stunning wave of progressive grassroots activism, fueled by healthy resistance to the Trump presidency, Democrats swept numerous races across the nation yesterday and made it clear that hatred, division, and authoritarianism has no place in the United States of America. In this “blue wave”, Democrats re-took TWO governorships, took back the entire state governments of New Jersey and Washington, and elected the nation’s first ever transgender state representative and first ever transgender city councilperson of a major city, just to name a few milestones. The Huffington Post presents a pretty comprehensive list which you can find here.

The Guilford County Democratic Party would like to sincerely congratulate those who have been elected to office across the county, and thank all of those who ran; it takes a high call to step forward and serve your community in elected office. 

Additionally, we had more Democrats on the ballot this cycle than in recent memory, and higher levels of engagement in turnout and in precinct activity than the last two cycles. This is a further reminder that Democrats are fighting back not only in response to the veil of hate in the Republican party, but in establishing their own positive and inclusive American message.

We must remember, however, that this is not simply a cause for celebration — it is a call to more action and more pressure. Now is the most crucial time for us to step up and make our voices heard.

Dillon Tyler
Third Vice-Chair


Election results

City of Greensboro Mayor

Nancy Vaughan (Inc.)    19,885    68%
Diane Moffett    9,417    32%

City of Greensboro City Council At Large

Yvonne Johnson (Inc.)    21,360    27%
Marikay Abuzuaiter (Inc.)    15,719    20%
Michelle Kennedy    13,220    17%
Mike Barber (Inc.)    13,121    16%
Dave Wils    8,800    11%
Dianne Bellamy-Small    7,653    10%

City of Greensboro City Council District 1

Sharon Hightower (Inc.)    4,158    85%
Paula Ritter-Lipscomb    745    15%

City of Greensboro City Council District 2

Goldie Wells (Inc.)    3,033    72%
Jim Kee    1,192    28%

City of Greensboro City Council District 3

JustinOutling (Inc.)    5,392    73%
Craig Martin    2,005    27%

City of Greensboro City Council District 4

Nancy Hoffmann (Inc.)    5,147    67%
Gary Kenton    2,494    33%

City of Greensboro City Council District 5

Tammi Thurm    2,512    55%
Tony Wilkins (Inc.)    2,051    45%

City of High Point Mayor

Jay Wagner    4,609    50%
Bruce Davis    4,556    50%

City of High Point City Council At Large

Britt Moore    5,286    33%
Don Scarborough    4,113    26%
Cindy Davis (Inc.)    3,630    23%
Mary Lou Blakeney    2,984    19%

City of High Point City Council Ward 1

Jeff Golden (Inc.)    992    71%
Willie Davis    398    29%

City of High Point City Council Ward 2

Chris Williams (Inc.)    631    74%
David Bagley    220    26%

City of High Point City Council Ward 3

Monica Peters    1,063    80%
Megan Longstreet    271    20%

City of High Point City Council Ward 4

Wesley Hudson    1,106    65%
JimBronnert    596    35%

City of High Point City Council Ward 5

Vic Jones    1,211    57%
Chris Whitley    920    43%

Town of Jamestown Mayor

Lynn Montgomery    332    56%
Keith Volz (Inc.)    266    44%

Town of Jamestown Town Council

Martha Wolfe    607    25%
Rebecca Rayborn    484    20%
Georgia Nixon (Inc.)    438    18%
John Capes    424    17%
Lawrence Straughn (Inc.)    419    17%
Pete Resh    104    4%

Town of Pleasant Garden Mayor

Carla Strickland (Inc.)    445    79%
Gerald Pike    117    21%

Town of Pleasant Garden Town Council

Jamie Lockhart    357    34%
Dean Maddox    341    33%
Bettye Young-Stewart    202    19%
Chris Johnson    140    13%

Town of Oak Ridge Town Council

Ann Schneider    464    36%
Jim Kinneman (Inc.)    421    32%
Mike Stone (Inc.)    249    19%
Patti Paslaru    168    13%

Town of Stokesdale Mayor

John Flynt    245    57%
Frank Bruno    187    43%

Town of Stokesdale Town Council

Thearon Hooks    212    49%
Jaycee Spruill    178    41%
Eric Lowe    39    9%

Town of Summerfield Mayor

Gail Dunham    1,119    50%
Tim Sessoms    1,100    50%

Town of Summerfield Town Council

Teresa Pegram    1,165    27%
Todd Rotruck    1,086    25%
Mike Adams (Inc.)    1,076    25%
Dianne Laughlin (Inc.)    1,034    24%