Bill Bell - free-transit advocateWRAL.com:
DURHAM, N.C. — Voters in two counties approved sales tax hikes to support transit and education initiatives, while incumbents and challengers battled for mayoral seats across the region Tuesday.
...Incumbent Bill Bell was elected to his sixth term, "
...Bell supported two referendums for local sales taxes on the ballot. A countywide measure for a half-cent sales tax increase to be used for transit needs, including commuter rail to Wake County and light rail to Orange County, passed by 60 percent with 98 percent of precincts reporting.