2023 WCDP Election Central

Our Candidates

About Our Endorsed Candidates

WCDP is proud to announce our full slate of endorsed candidates for the 2023 Wake County Municipal Elections. We would like to thank all Democratic candidates who participated in our endorsement interview process.

2023 Wake County Municipal Elections Endorsed Candidates:

Apex Town Council:

Terry Mahaffey

Terry Mahaffey - Apex Town Council

Cary Town Council:

Rachel Jordan
(Cary District D)

Cary Town Council Rachel Jordan (District D)

Fuquay-Varina Board of Commissioners:

Elizabeth Parent

Fuquay-Varina Board of Commissioners Elizabeth Parent

William (Bill) Harris

Fuquay-Varina Board of Commissioners William (Bill) Harris

Marilyn Gardner

Fuquay-Varina Board of Commissioners Marilyn Gardner

Garner Town Council:

Demian Dellinger

Garner Town Council Demian Dellinger

Holly Springs Town Council:

Jack Turnwald
(Holly Springs)

Holly Springs Town Council Jack Turnwald

Chris Deshazor
(Holly Springs)

Holly Springs Town Council Chris Deshazor

Annie Drees
(Holly Springs)

Holly Springs Town Council Annie Drees

Knightdale Town Council:

Ben McDonald

Knightdale Town Council Ben McDonald

Jessica Day

Knightdale Town Council Jessica Day

Stephen Morgan

Knightdale Town Council Stephen Morgan

Morrisville Town Council:

Satish Garimella

Morrisville Town Council Satish Garimella

Anne Robotti

Morrisville Town Council Anne Robotti

Liz Johnson

Morrisville Town Council Liz Johnson

Rolesville Board of Commissioners:

Michelle Medley

Rolesville Board of Commissioners Michelle Medley

Wake Forest Board of Commissioners:

Adam Wright
(Wake Forest)

Wake Forest Board of Commissioners Adam Wright

Ben Clapsaddle
(Wake Forest)

Wake Forest Board of Commissioners Ben Clapsaddle

Wendell Board of Commissioners:

Kris Rixon

Wendell Board of Commissioners Kris Rixon

Taylor Ullrich

Wendell Board of Commissioners Taylor Ullrich

Zebulon Board of Commissioners:

Shannon Baxter

Zebulon Board of Commissioners Shannon Baxter

Questionnaire Responses

As part of our rigorous process, candidates responded to a questionnaire about the background and views on important issues. Read the candidates responses at this link.

Our Endorsement Process

In partisan races like those for President or Governor, discerning which candidates the Democratic party endorses is simple because they have a (D) beside their name.  In those races, the primary voting process allows Democratic voters the opportunity to choose which candidate to support.

However, in non-partisan municipal races, the decision can be more difficult as partisan labels are not attached to a candidate’s name. WCDP has developed a process over the past decade to evaluate the candidates via a robust endorsement process. Read more about it here.

Links to Candidate Websites

  • Morrisville Town Council 
    • Satish Garimella (at-large)
    • Anne Robotti (District 1)
    • Liz Johnson (District 3)
  • Rolesville Board of Commissioners
  • Wake Forest Board of Commissioners 
    • Adam Wright
    • Ben Clapsaddle
  • Wendell Board of Commissioners
    • Kris Rixon
    • Taylor Ullrich
  • Zebulon Board of Commissioners

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