Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane files for re-election

From Staff ReportsJuly 10, 2013 

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane, left, was joined by supporters as she walked to the Wake County Board of Elections office Wednesday morning to file for reelection.

COLIN CAMPBELL — ccampbell@newsobserver.com Buy Photo

— Joined by a group of 30 or so supporters, Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane filed to run for a second term Wednesday morning.

McFarlane, who owns a specialty pharmaceutical business, filled out paperwork at the Wake County Board of Elections office downtown during the first full week of campaign filings. In a news release, McFarlane’s campaign noted the city’s accolades and national rankings since she succeeded former Mayor Charles Meeker in 2011.

“I’m honored to be your mayor, and very proud of all we’ve accomplished in the past two years,” McFarlane said in the news release. “This city has come a long way, and I’m excited to continue the work to keep Raleigh moving forward.”

McFarlane also noted the challenges the city will face: opposition in the state legislature to Raleigh’s lease on the Dorothea Dix property and delays at the county level on transportation improvements.

So far, no one has announced plans to run against McFarlane for mayor. All other Raleigh City Council incumbents plan to seek reelection as well, and a few challengers have emerged for district council seats.

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