The INDY Endorses David Cox for Raleigh City Council District B | Our Endorsements | Indy Week
Pin It

The INDY Endorses David Cox for Raleigh City Council District B 

Veteran politician John Odom has often seemed like the quintessential city councilman. A friendly backslapper, he knows everybody—except, perhaps, for the often-touted sixty-plus people who move to Raleigh every day.

Incumbent David Cox comes across differently. He's soft-spoken yet intense about his desire to constrain development in his sprawling north Raleigh district. Two years ago, Cox—then best known as a leader in a successful neighborhood battle against a supermarket—defeated Odom for the District B seat by 262 votes. Odom, then a Republican, now unaffiliated, is back for a rematch.

Cox is a man who's not afraid to say no. He's been an advocate of smart growth and citizen participation, particularly after McFarlane sought to reduce the influence of citizen advisory councils earlier this year. In 2015, the INDY endorsed Cox over Odom, arguing that "beyond an appetite for any and all development ... we're not quite sure what Odom's bringing to the table these days." We haven't changed our minds.

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Our Endorsements



Twitter Activity

Comments

Hi Shawn. You have my vote. I commend you for even answering the Indy's questions. These radical leftist extremists will …

by Whoisthat? on In N.C. House District 11, the INDY Endorses Allison Dahle (Our Endorsements)

Democrats are an angry bunch. I get it; I am one and I'm angry too. Directing the anger at other …

by ct on In U.S. House District 4, the INDY Endorses David Price (Our Endorsements)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Most Recent Comments

Hi Shawn. You have my vote. I commend you for even answering the Indy's questions. These radical leftist extremists will …

by Whoisthat? on In N.C. House District 11, the INDY Endorses Allison Dahle (Our Endorsements)

Democrats are an angry bunch. I get it; I am one and I'm angry too. Directing the anger at other …

by ct on In U.S. House District 4, the INDY Endorses David Price (Our Endorsements)

I went into this primary hell-bent that I would not vote for David Price, simply because I feel we need …

by cheezknees on In U.S. House District 4, the INDY Endorses David Price (Our Endorsements)

We need bold, unbought Dems committed to the neglected interests of the 99%, even when DNC leadership aims to please …

by alertcorgi on In U.S. House District 4, the INDY Endorses David Price (Our Endorsements)

this guy is a jerk

by TheHilburn on In N.C. Senate District 16, the INDY Endorses Luis Toledo (Our Endorsements)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation