Durham school board: Lee unseats Parker; Diamenah, Sears win

jalexander@newsobserver.comMay 6, 2014 

  • Results

    District 1

    Mike Lee→  59.90%

    Omega Curtis Parker →  31.99%

    Thomas M. Poole →  6.99%

    District 2

    Sendolo Diaminah→  44.29%

    Jimmy Doster →  13.75%

    Donald A. Hughes →  28.39%

    DeWarren K. Langley →  3.99%

    Terrence R. Scarborough →  8.85%

    District 3

    Deborah Lorraine Bryson →  21.36%

    Steven Gatlin →  4.16%

    Lisa Gordon Stella →  15.25%

    Matt Sears→  58.66%

    (61 of 63 precincts reporting)

— Challenger Mike Lee unseated Omega Curtis Parker, who had served on the school board since 2006, in a landslide Tuesday.

Lee, a product manager for local databases Credit Suisse in District 1, won 3,412 votes to Parker’s 1,822.

Sendolo Diaminah, a community organizer, won 2,916 votes to win in District 2.

Matt Sears, the director of school services for NC New Schools, won 5,007 votes in District 3.

Incumbent Natalie Beyer ran unopposed in District 4 and will stay in her seat.

Alexander: 919-932-2008;

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