"Growth-minded candidates" mainly lost in Washington, N.C. ("Little Washington"). A group wanting to preserve the downtown, green space, and the waterfront, was unofficially dubbed "the green team" and pretty much won everything. "I think [the citizens] want growth. I think that want the growth to be controlled and strategic," said one of the green team winners. "I don't think they want developers driving the deal. They want the city to have a plan."
Managing explosive growth also appeared to be THE big issue in Jacksonville, where a new mayor swept in and three incumbent council members were swept out.