Welcome to the 2011 Raleigh Election GuideOur reporters have spent months interviewing candidates and dissecting issues to bring you the most comprehensive guide to voting in Raleigh. We have analysis on the housing bond, school board and mayoral races and profiled almost every candidate running for Raleigh City Council and the Wake County Board of Education.
Don’t forget to vote Oct. 11!
Letter from the Editor
By Charles C. Duncan Pardo >>
|Politics and Growth in a 21st Century City
By Fraser Sherman
In the first open mayoral election in a decade, candidates are thinking about growth and how to manage it in a post-Charles Meeker Raleigh. >>
The Housing Bond Explained
Profiling the Candidates
Raleigh Public Record staff spoke to almost every candidate running for Raleigh City Council and the Wake County Board of Education. We asked candidates the same set of questions, transcribed their answers and cut the transcriptions down to fit the space in this guide.
We have profiled every candidate except John Odom, who is running unopposed for City Council District B, and George Morgan, who is running against three other candidates for the District 6 seat on the school board.
Every candidate received an equal opportunity to participate. During our conversations with candidates, each was given the same opportunity to provide thoughtful answers to issues facing the city and Wake County schools. No candidate received the questions ahead of time.
We hope these profiles provide you, the voter, with the information you need to make informed decisions this fall.