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  • COLOR CODING: Incumbents are outlined in purple; all races are non-partisan and outlined in gray (the candidate's voter registration is noted under their name); Indy-endorsed candidates are given a yellow background; "$3,000 pledge" indicates candidates who filed the form stating they would not raise or spend more than $3,000
  • For the Wake County School Board, Raleigh and Cary races, the Indy's endorsements (click previous links) and take-along voting guide will be published Sept. 16. Early voting runs Sept. 17-Oct. 3, with Election Day Oct. 6
  • For the Wake County runoffs and all other town contests in Wake County (Apex, Morrisville, etc.), our endorsements and take-along voting guide will be published Oct. 14. Early voting begins Oct. 15, with Election Day Nov. 3
  • We endorse only in contested races
  • During early voting, you can register to vote and cast your ballot on the same day
  • For more information or to find your polling place, contact the Wake County Board of Elections at 919-856-6240 or www.wakegov.com/elections

Raleigh Mayor



Mark Enloe
Registered Democrat
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Indy questionnaire
website
• $3,000 pledge
e-mail
• Work 919-219-4669
• 709 Daniels St. Unit C, Raleigh NC, 27605



Larry Hudson
Registered Republican
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Indy questionnaire
website
• $3,000 pledge
e-mail
• Work 919-598-8019
• 5537 Roan Mountain Pl., Raleigh, NC 27613



Gregg S. Kunz
Unaffiliated
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Indy questionnaire
website
Facebook
• $3,000 pledge
e-mail
• Work 919-795-8325
• 800 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27605
☒ ELECTED

Charles Meeker
Registered Democrat
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Indy questionnaire
website
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Work 919-890-4168
• 324 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh, NC 27603

Raleigh City Council – At-Large

☒ ELECTED

Mary-Ann Baldwin
Registered Democrat
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Indy questionnaire
website
Facebook
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Work 919-828-5591
• 614 Capital Blvd. Unit 223, Raleigh, NC 27603



Champ Claris
Registered Republican
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Indy questionnaire
website
Facebook
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Work 919-412-3915
• Work 919-227-7382
• 1328 Palace Garden Way, Raleigh, NC 27603


Lee Sartain
Registered Democrat
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Indy questionnaire
website
Facebook
Twitter
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Work 919-210-4797
• 3010 Walnut Creek Pkwy Unit N, Raleigh, NC 27606
WITHDRAWN

Bill Shakespeare
Registered Democrat
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• Work 919-834-7233
• PO Box 50144, Raleigh, NC 27650




☒ ELECTED

Russ Stephenson
Registered Democrat
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Indy questionnaire
website
Facebook
e-mail
• Work 919-828-3699
• PO Box 12004, Raleigh, NC 27605
WITHDRAWN

Hardy Watkins
Unaffiliated
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e-mail
• Work 919-271-1195
• PO Box 25757, Raleigh, NC 27610




Raleigh City Council – District A

☒ ELECTED

Nancy McFarlane
Unaffiliated
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Indy questionnaire
website
blog
Facebook
e-mail
• Work 919-847-2299
• 8016 Selfridge Ct., Raleigh, NC 27615

Raleigh City Council – District B



Rodger Koopman
Registered Democrat
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website
Facebook
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Work 919-809-6063
• 2214 The Circle, Raleigh, NC 27615
☒ ELECTED

John Odom
Registered Republican
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August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Work 919-876-7625
• 4325 Kilcullen Dr., Raleigh, NC 27604



Raleigh City Council – District C

WITHDRAWN

Anthony Integlia
Unaffiliated
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e-mail
• Work 919-395-2062
• 506 N. Boundary St., Raleigh, NC 27604




Charles Reisinger
Registered Republican
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Indy questionnaire
website
e-mail
• Work 919-261-7944
• 715 Brighton Rd., Raleigh, NC 27610
☒ ELECTED

James West
Registered Democrat
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August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Work 919-834-9872
• 2401 Sanderford Rd., Raleigh, NC 27610

Raleigh City Council – District D

☒ ELECTED

Thomas Crowder
Registered Democrat
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Indy questionnaire
website
Facebook
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Work 919-664-8500
• 905 Tryon Hill Dr. Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27603
DID NOT MEET RESIDENCY REQS
Jerome Goldberg
Registered Democrat
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• Work 919-423-6553
• 8701 O'Neal Rd., Raleigh, NC 27613








Ted Van Dyk
Registered Democrat
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Indy questionnaire
website
e-mail
• Work 919-559-6403
• PO Box 12286, Raleigh, NC 27605




Raleigh City Council – District E

WITHDRAWN

Lisa Elliott
Registered Republican
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• Work 919-696-7429
• 2618 Davis St., Raleigh, NC 27608






☒ ELECTED

Bonner Gaylord
Unaffiliated
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Indy questionnaire
website
Facebook
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Work 919-833-7755
• 3710 Rolston Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609


Waheed Haq
Registered Democrat
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August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Work 919-787-5075
• 4109 Henry J Menninger Wynd, Raleigh, NC 27612




Wake School Board – District 1

☒ ELECTED

Chris Malone
Registered Republican
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Indy questionnaire
website
Twitter
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Home 919-395-4903
• 224 W. Holding Ave., Wake Forest, NC 27587


Rita Rakestraw
Registered Democrat
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Indy questionnaire
website
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Home 919-266-3709
• 615 Jumping Frog Lane, Knightdale, NC 27545



Debbie Vair
Unaffiliated
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Indy questionnaire
website
e-mail
• Home 919-217-1090
• 2701 Enville Ct., Wake Forest, NC 27587




Wake School Board – District 2



Carlene Lucas
Registered Republican
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Indy questionnaire
website
Facebook
campaign flyer (.doc)
• $3,000 pledge
• Home 919-800-8787
• 10225 Sauls Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603



Horace Tart
Registered Republican
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website
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Home 919-427-4304
• 1817 W. Academy St., Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526


☒ ELECTED

John Tedesco
Registered Republican
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Indy questionnaire
website
Twitter
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Work 919-850-9772
• 104 Rock Fish Lane, Garner, NC 27529


Cathy Truitt
Registered Republican
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website
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
contact
• Home 919-779-7012
• 422 Rand Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603

Wake School Board – District 7

WITHDRAWN

Gerry Ballan
Registered Republican
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e-mail
• Home 919-544-5653
• 9607 Clubvalley Way, Raleigh, NC 27617




☒ ELECTED

Deborah Prickett
Unaffiliated
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website
resume (.doc)
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
contact
• Home 919-293-0235
• 11305 Ridgegate Dr, Raleigh, NC 27617


Karen Simon
Registered Democrat
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Indy questionnaire
website
resume (.doc)
contact
• Home 919-571-2723
• 5801 Magellan Way Unit 106, Raleigh, NC 27617


Wake School Board – District 9

☒ ELECTED

Debra Goldman
Registered Republican
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Indy questionnaire
website
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
contact
• Home 919-637-9292
• 505 Nantucket Dr., Cary, NC 27513

WITHDRAWN

Ray Martin
Registered Republican
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website
e-mail
• Home 919-630-7052
• 1251 Maynard Road Ste 238, Cary, NC 27513






Lois Nixon
Unaffiliated
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Indy questionnaire
website
resume (.doc)
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
contact
• Home 919-228-1546
• 107 Overview Lane, Cary, NC 27511

Cary Town Council – At-Large

☒ ELECTED

Julie Robison
Registered Democrat
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town website
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Home 919-677-9752
• Cell 919-621-9509
• 112 Brant Point Pl., Cary, NC 27513
WITHDRAWN

Philip Scarsella
Registered Republican
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e-mail
• Cell 724-712-5206
• 104 Tabula Pl., Cary, NC 27513





Cary Town Council – District A



Lori Bush
Registered Democrat
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Indy questionnaire
website
Twitter
resume (.doc)
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Home 919-319-0530
• 107 Doric Ct., Cary, NC 27519
☒ ELECTED

Jennifer Robinson
Registered Republican
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Indy questionnaire
website
town website
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Home 919-461-2342
• 106 Chertsey Ct., Cary, NC 27519



Cynthia Sinkez
Registered Democrat
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Indy questionnaire
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
• Home 919-319-8375
• 304 Joliesse Lane, Cary, NC 27519






Terry Thorne
Registered Democrat
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Indy questionnaire
website
• $3,000 pledge
e-mail
• Home 919-467-1454
• 130 Shirley Dr., Cary, NC 27511

Cary Town Council – District C



Catherine Evangelista
Registered Democrat
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Indy questionnaire
website
Facebook
resume (.doc)
• $3,000 pledge
e-mail
• Home 919-363-9661
• Work 919-215-0937
• 106 Canon Gate Dr., Cary, NC 27518

WITHDRAWN

John Harvilla
Registered Republican
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e-mail
• Home 919-623-0232
• 219 Strathburgh Lane, Cary, NC 27518







☒ ELECTED

Jack Smith
Registered Republican
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Indy questionnaire
website
town website
bio (.doc)
campaign message (.pdf)
August campaign finance report (.pdf)
e-mail
• Home 919-816-0999
• 104 Cricket Lane, Cary, NC 27518
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