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Bonner Gaylord will seek another term on Raleigh City Council

Raleigh City Council member Bonner Gaylord listens during the Raleigh City Council meeting on June 21, 2016.
Raleigh City Council member Bonner Gaylord listens during the Raleigh City Council meeting on June 21, 2016. ehyman@newsobserver.com

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.

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.

Paul A. Specht: 919-829-4870, @AndySpecht

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