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Appointed Cary Councilman to Run for Election

Posted July 15, 2007

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— The man appointed to the Cary Town Council in February plans to run for election in the fall.

Erv Portman told WRAL that he plan to officially file for the election on Monday.

Portman was appointed to the town council in February to fill the at-large seat vacated by Councilman Michael Joyce in July 2006.

Portman, 51, is the president of Weststar, a contract manufacturing company specializing in precision devices. He is registered as a Democrat.

Cary Mayor Ernie McAlister and Councilman Nels Roseland have already announced that they are running for reelection.

Elections for Cary, Raleigh and the Wake County Board of Education are set for October 9.

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  • littlegramma Jul 15, 2007

    Will someone not in a developer's back pocket PLEASE run for mayor and teh Town Council?!?!?! Mr. McAlister has not lived up to his hype, in fact has proven he's on "the side" he claimed not to be on during his first run for mayor. As brash as Glenn Lange was, he, at least, was a bit more honest the our present mayor. We need someone who really cares about the town of Cary and will work to protect it, not continue to enlarge it!