GOP's Mark Johnson beats incumbent June Atkinson in race for state Superintendent

mark-johnsonWith more than 99 percent of North Carolina’s precincts reporting, it appears as if Forsyth County Republican Mark Johnson has upset Democratic incumbent June Atkinson in the race for state superintendent of public instruction.
Johnson, a relative political newcomer, appeared to squeak out a win with 50.6 percent of the vote, but a handful of precincts across the state hadn’t finished their tallies.
This election was Johnson’s first statewide race. He was first elected to public office two years ago when he won a seat on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education.
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