Dickie Thompson hopes to bring stability to a City Council seat that’s changed hands three times in the last three elections.
Thompson, 63, on Wednesday announced plans to seek a second term representing District A on the council. The district covers north central Raleigh from the Beltline to Interstate 540.
Thompson, a Democrat, won the seat two years ago after a runoff election against Republican Eddie Woodhouse. In a statement, Thompson noted his work protecting neighborhoods and keeping Raleigh business-friendly.
“If re-elected, I will continue a collaborative approach to problem solving, including the challenges of growth, storm water runoff, and traffic,” he said.
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Thompson succeeded Wayne Maiorano, a Republican who declined to seek re-election after defeating Democrat Randy Stagner in 2013. Stagner won the set in 2011 after Nancy McFarlane, the previous district representative, was elected mayor.