Local Politics

Raleigh doctor to run for mayor

Posted July 19, 2011 5:30 p.m. EDT
Updated July 19, 2011 5:40 p.m. EDT

— A Raleigh physician wants be the city's next mayor.

Randall Williams, 54, said Tuesday that he will run for mayor in the Oct. 11 election. The obstetrician and gynecologist does medical work both overseas and in Raleigh.

Williams is the third candidate to jump into the race to replace Mayor Charles Meeker, who announced in May that he would not seek re-election for a sixth two-year term.

City Councilwoman Nancy McFarlane and real estate executive Billie Redmond also are seeking the post.