Parent and community activist Natalie Beyer bowled over incumbent school board member Stephen Martin tonight in a runoff for the final seat on the Durham school board.
With 98 percent of precincts counted, Beyer won 61 percent of the 2,452 votes cast for the District 4B seat. Martin, who has been on the school board eight years, won 38 percent of the votes. Provisional ballots will be counted Friday.
The two faced each other in a runoff today after a close finish during the May 4 election, where they were separated by a mere 181 votes.
Beyer, along with newcomer Nancy Cox and incumbents Fredrick Davis and Omega Curtis-Parker, will take office in July.