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McFarlane seeks second term as Raleigh mayor

Posted July 10, 2013

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— Mayor Nancy McFarlane kicked off her re-election campaign Wednesday, filing the paperwork to seek a second two-year term as Raleigh's chief executive.

“I’m honored to be your mayor and very proud of all we’ve accomplished in the past two years,” McFarlane said in a statement. “This city has come a long way, and I’m excited to continue the work to keep Raleigh moving forward.”

She said her experience will help the city deal with a possible renegotiation of a lease for the state-owned Dorothea Dix property, which Raleigh hopes to turn into a major park near downtown, and with needed updates to local infrastructure.

“In the past two years, we’ve seen thousands of jobs and millions of investment dollars come to Raleigh,” McFarlane said. “Small businesses and large companies alike are finding out that relocating to the Capital City is a move toward success, but there is still plenty left to be done.”

No other candidates have filed to run for Raleigh mayor, but the filing period remains open until July 19.


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  • rhess2 Jul 12, 2013

    Here it is 3 days later and in addition to my post on Thursday there is only one other. There doesn't seem to be much interest in the office of Mayor in Raleigh. Maybe Mayor McFarlane should address that.

  • bjrenegar Jul 11, 2013

    I'll vote for her if she agrees to move the 4th of July Fireworks back to the Fairgrounds where everybody, not just the gentrified, can see them.

  • rhess2 Jul 11, 2013

    Not surprising that Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane announced she is seeking a second term. So far she is unopposed, which certainly isn't ever good for voters. Whether one supports the Mayor or not its healthy to have other viable candidates enter the race. In North Carolina like so many other states incumbents tend to get reelected. Part of the reason for that in my opinion is the lack of an engaged public in the voting process. Some proof of that might be this story appeared on the WRAL web site yesterday and here it is the next afternoon and I'm the first post.