The Wake County Democratic Party is excited to announce our official endorsements following a vote of the County Executive Board. The Party is endorsing a full slate of candidates in the October 11 and November 8 elections.
In the hotly contested Wake County School Board elections we endorsed:
Wake District 3 - Kevin Hill http://www.hillforboe.com/
Wake District 4 - Keith Sutton http://www.votekeithsutton.com/
Wake District 5 - Jim Martin www.jimmartin4schools.com
Wake District 6 - Christine Kushner http://christineforwake.com/site/
Wake District 8 - Susan Evans http://www.evansforwake.com/
The five candidates that we have endorsed exemplify everything that Wake County citizens deserves on our School Board. They are experienced, they are consensus builders and they will bring true stability to Wake County schools.
Two years ago Ron Margiotta, and the rest of the School Board Majority, made a number of empty promises to voters that they have not met. They have divided our county and made us a national punchline. It is time for a change. When our endorsed candidates are elected, they will lead us out of the mess that the Board Majority has created.
Check out the candidate websites for information on how you can help each candidate. We must win all five seats to take back the majority on the School Board.
Kevin Hill and Keith Sutton are running for reelection with Republican opposition. Susan Evans is running to defeat Ron Margiotta and bring sensible, rational policies to the Board. Jim Martin and Christine Kushner are running for open seats and need your support as well.
In the Raleigh Mayoral race the endorsement went to City Council member Nancy McFarlane. You can find out more information on how to help Nancy’s campaign at http://www.nancymcfarlane.com.
Nancy McFarlane has served with distinction on the City Council. She is well positioned, by virtue of her business experience and civic leadership in Raleigh, to carry on Charles Meeker’s legacy of reasoned, forward thinking leadership.
The Wake GOP may disagree given their recent attacks but Mayor Meeker’s leadership has been instrumental in driving Raleigh’s growth, the revitalization of downtown and more.
The Democratic Party endorsements for Raleigh Council went to Mary-Ann Baldwin (At Large), Thomas Crowder (D), Randy Stagner (A), Russ Stephenson (At Large) and Eugene Weeks (C).
Our endorsed candidates will lead Wake County forward with the same type of forward thinking and reasonable leadership that our Democratic and independent leaders have offered in recent years. It is time to elect candidates that can unite Wake County and build on the progress of those who came before us. Our endorsed candidates will work with every citizen of Wake County to build a stronger County for all of us.
Other October 11 Endorsements:
November 8 Endorsements:
Apex Town Council
John W. Byrne
Garner Town Council
Knightdale Town Council
Morrisville Council at Large
Pete M. Martin
Morrisville Council District 1
Morrisville Council at Large
Wake Forest Board of Commissioners
Wendell Board of Commissioners
James W. Parham
Zebulon Board of Commissioners