Bonner Gaylord will seek a fifth term on the Raleigh City Council.
Gaylord represents District E, which spans North Hills in Midtown to Brier Creek in northwest Raleigh. In a statement, Gaylord promised to continue focusing on “smart and sustainable” growth management.
“We all recognize the benefits of having such a great city, and everybody else in the country sees that too,” he said. “As a result, we’re growing by 65 people per day, so we’ve got to find the best possible way to accommodate those new citizens.”
Gaylord, 39, works as a managing director at Kane Realty and has held the council seat since 2009.
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The 2015 election was the first time he failed to win more than 75 percent of the vote. Edie Jeffreys, a software tester at SAS, earned 36 percent.
The Raleigh City Council is a nonpartisan board with eight members, including the mayor. Gaylord is one of three unaffiliated council members – along with Mayor Nancy McFarlane and councilman David Cox – on a council otherwise full of Democrats.
Candidate filing begins at noon on July 7 and ends at noon July 21. The election is Oct. 10.