Southwest Wake voters will need to pay attention as we advance into 2015. Elections for various local positions need to be on voters radar. Cary, Apex, Fuquay Varina, Morrisville and Holly Springs all have Town Council elections coming up.
According to Cary News:
All North Carolina municipalities will have elections this year. Cary voters have four seats to fill on the Town Council.
Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, District B Councilman Don Frantz and at-large Councilwoman Lori Bush are up for re-election.
Residents in District D also will elect a new representative. Former councilwoman Gale Adcock was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in November, and the Cary Town Council opted to leave her seat open.
In Apex, Mayor Bill Sutton has said he won’t run for a second term. Sutton, the former town manager, was appointed mayor in 2014 after Keith Weatherly – who was mayor for 18 years – stepped down to take a job with the N.C. Department of Transportation.
Apex Town Council members Bill Jensen and Scott Lassitter also will be up for re-election in November.
In Fuquay-Varina, Mayor John Byrne is up for re-election as are town commissioners William Harris, Ed Ridpath and Charlie Adcock, the mayor pro tem.
In Holly Springs, council members Cheri Lee and Tim Sack are up for re-election.
In Morrisville, town council members Kris Gardner, Michael Schlink and Liz Johnson, the mayor pro tem, are up for re-election. Gardner was appointed to the board last year to fill the seat vacated when then-council member Mark Stohlman became mayor.