Democrats held on to their majority on the Mecklenburg County Commission, but lost a seat with the defeat of incumbent Dan Murrey. Former Sheriff Jim Pendergraph, a Republican, will take his spot. Democrats now hold a 5-4 majority over Republicans. Commission Chairwoman Jennifer Roberts was the top vote-getter. She edged Pendergraph by 934 votes. Democrat Harold Cogdell took the third at-large seat. Roberts says she's pleased with the outcome considering it was a bad night for Democrats nationwide and controversial budget cuts that commissioners have made the last two years.