Wake elections board says District D candidate moved too late

Members of the Wake County Board of Election upheld a challenge against a Raleigh City Council candidate Wednesday. The challenge, filed with the board at the end of July, accused District D candidate Jerome Goldberg of moving to the district too late to run for the seat. Goldberg’s attorney Jerry Meek said they will appeal the ruling in Wake County Superior Court. Goldberg told the three-member panel that he filed for the office on July 17 and moved into an Avent Ferry Road rental property that he owned that night and slept on an inflatable mattress. The county’s Board of Elections panel decided the challenge based on the rule that a candidate in a non-partisan election has to reside permanently in the district when they file.

City election candidate profiles

Yard signs have started to go up in anticipation of Raleigh’s October 6 city election. The mayoral and all city council seats are up for grabs this year. Raleigh Public Record contributor Chrystal Bartlett sat down with each of the candidates and asked them the same set of questions.

City races shaping up

With the candidate filing period almost over, the mayoral and council races are coming together. Five candidates, including the two incumbents, have filed for the at-large seats. So far, contenders have also filed to run against the incumbents for the District C seat, currently held by James West, and the District D seat, currently head by Thomas Crowder. Plus, more full-text scans from the Board of Elections.

Candidate filing kicks off

The Raleigh Public Record plans to live up to its name and make all candidate filings easy for voters to access. This will be the first of regular posts providing full text of candidate filings and financial disclosures for Raleigh voters.

Meeker will run for fifth term

Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker officially announced today that he will seek a fifth term. Meeker made the announcement today during a press conference this morning. He said his central motivation is the economic uncertainty facing Raleigh and the rest of the country. Photo: Meeker at a recent city council meeting.