By WFAE • MAY 8, 2018
Mujtaba Mohammed upset incumbent Democrat Joel Ford in Tuesday’s primary for the 38th district seat in North Carolina’s State Senate, earning 51 percent of the vote in the primary.
In the four-way field, Ford earned 5,344 votes to Mohammed’s 6,814 with all precincts reporting.
He wasn’t the only incumbent ousted in the primary. State Representative Rodney Moore finished third in a race to keep his seat in the 99th district with Nasif Majeed, a former Charlotte city councilor, earning 58 percent of the vote for the win and Priscilla Johnson coming in second with 22 percent of the vote.
Conservative Dan Bishop, who spearheaded House Bill 2, successfully fended off a challenge from moderate Republican Beth Monaghan in the North Carolina State Senate’s 39th district. He finished with more than 71 percent of the vote.
Chad Stachowicz bested Ann Harlan in the Democratic primary for the 39th district in the NC State Senate by just five votes, 5,219 to 5,214. Stachowicz will face Bishop in the general election if the results hold up.