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Three to vie for Raleigh mayor

Posted August 12, 2011

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— Three people will compete in October's election to succeed Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker.

City Councilwoman Nancy McFarlane, real estate executive Billie Redmond and obstetrician Randall Williams were the only candidates to file for the mayoral race when the candidate filing period ended at noon Friday.

Meeker announced in May that he would not seek a sixth two-year term as mayor.

If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the votes in the Oct. 11 election, a runoff between the top two finishers will be held Nov. 8.

In Cary, Mayor Harold Weinbrecht faces competition in his re-election bid. Michelle Muir is also seeking the seat.


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  • Rebelyell55 Aug 12, 2011

    Don't have a dog in this hunt, best of luck to ya'll.

  • Commenter Aug 12, 2011

    Good riddance to Meeker. Maybe the next mayor won't insist on building monuments to himself with our money. I'll bet Meeker flees the city soon.

  • Bartmeister Aug 12, 2011

    In other news, Help Wanted ads were purchased to see if the City of Durham could lure a candidate into accepting the job of Mayor. As of publishing time, no offers were received. More at 11.

  • mustangyts Aug 12, 2011

    Dr. Willams resume far outweighs the others. Check out his facebook page. Its what he accomplised after medical school that makes him the best canidate. Well educated but also a life well lived.

  • Coatza Aug 12, 2011

    Dr. Williams gets my vote, an all-around awesome guy.

  • working for deadbeats Aug 12, 2011

    I wonder if they will build things that go against the wishes of Raleigh residents. Ya, Meeker did a great job. PPfffftttt!

  • YNCSW51 Aug 12, 2011

    Should be interesting. Cannot wait to hear from each candidate.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Aug 12, 2011

    The City is in great shape thianks to a ggod job by Mayor Meeker. Don't know much about these 3. I have some reading to do.

  • working for deadbeats Aug 12, 2011

    It looks like none of them are attorneys, which is a great start.

  • Honesty first Aug 12, 2011

    Please show me what experience each has in leading and governing. Raleigh is well respected as a place to live and conduct business and I hope the next mayor has the experience to continue with that