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City Council At Large: Mary-Ann Baldwin

Mary-Ann Baldwin

District: At Large
Age: 56
Occupation: Vice President of Marketing for Holt Brothers Construction; Executive Director of Holt Brothers Foundation
Incumbent: Yes, 6 years
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Why should constituents elect you? I think over the past six years that I’ve been a proven leader in council. I’ve had major accomplishments in terms of bringing together the entrepreneurial community, and working on transit-related issues. So I think that my record stands on its own, and I’m anxious to continue working on things that I haven’t finished yet. Many issues taken up by the state legislature have a direct impact on Raleigh. Continue Reading →

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City Council District B: Brian Fitzsimmons

 

Brian Fitzsimmons

District: City Council, District B
Age: 31
Occupation: Chief Operating Officer of The Sorin Insurance Group
Incumbent: No
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Why should your constituents elect you? I think the most important reasons are the fact that I represent the people and I am a demographic that is very common in our district, which is I have two young kids, and I’m active in the local business community, and I think that I really do represent a very specific, but also a demographic that is very common in District B.

District B has a lot of residential areas and so I think I represent that well, but more so I think, if I had to answer the question of why should people elect me, there’s no stronger reason other than the fact that I’m not really afraid of saying ‘no.’ And what I mean by that is that I’m not doing this to do what’s popular. I’m doing this to do what’s right and I go into this with a very open mind. But I’ve got to go into a position like this with the understanding that you know what, there might be a situation down the road that I might be enlightened. I might learn something, and my position might change. Continue Reading →

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City Council At Large: Russ Stephenson

Russ Stephenson

District: At Large
Age: 57
Occupation: Architect and urban designer
Incumbent: Yes, 8 years
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Why should your constituents re-elect you? I think Raleigh has had great success over the past 10 or 12 years probably, in rising to the top of the national rankings. And that kind of success doesn’t happen by accident, but by a concerted effort on many fronts to set goals for that success. And so, I think we’ve done a great job, serving the eight years I’ve been on there. I’ve been a strong advocate for high-quality services that are affordable, that attract high-paying jobs. Continue Reading →

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City Council District B: Sam Smith

Sam Smith

District: City Council, District B
Age: 23
Occupation: Real Estate Agent, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston
Incumbent: No
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Why should your constituents elect you? I have ideas to move Raleigh forward. I also have quite a bit of sincere determination and drive to work for the people. I really want to be a public servant to the people, and also represent people for what they want, not just my ideas, but actually answer the questions of the people and represent the people. So what do they want to happen in Raleigh? Continue Reading →

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City Council District B: John Odom

John Odom

District: City Council, District B
Age: 66
Occupation: Owner of Meineke Car Care Centers in Raleigh
City of Residence: Raleigh
Incumbent: Yes, 14 years (total)
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Why should your constituents elect you? Number one, experience. I’ve shown the ability to get things done. I haven’t gotten everything done I wanted to, but the experience I’ve had on the Council over 14 years out of the last 20. I’m a person who listens. Continue Reading →

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Wake School Board District 7: Deborah Prickett

Deborah Prickett

District: Wake County School Board District 7
Age: 59
Occupation: Program Administrator/Education Consultant with Department of Public Instruction
City of Residence: Raleigh
Incumbent: Yes, 4 years
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Do you have children in the district? If so, explain. I do have a child, and my child just graduated from Wake County Public Schools. So he has attended all Wake County Schools throughout his entire K-12 years with the school system. The school board has been divided over partisan politics in recent years. Continue Reading →

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