N.C. Rep. Graig Meyer, D-50, who has served in the N.C. House of Representatives since 2013, won re-election Tuesday night. With about 96.08 percent of precincts reporting, Meyer led with 62 percent of the vote.
Meyer defeated Kenneth Rothrock, a lawyer living in Hillsborough. Rothrock previously worked for the Democratic Party but chose to run as a Republican. He has served as an elected delegate for both Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
Meyer, one of two trained social workers in the General Assembly, campaigned on approaches to legislation with an eye on protections for marginalized, vulnerable and oppressed classes.
He also campaigned on increased incentives for teachers to earn advanced degrees, investment in small towns and rural businesses and increased equal rights protections for North Carolinians.
“All North Carolinians deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, without exception,” Meyer’s official site said.