2003 Raleigh mayoral election

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Raleigh mayoral election, 2003
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Candidate Charles Meeker John Odom
Popular vote 27,128 18,918
Percentage 58.82% 41.02%

Mayor before election

Charles Meeker

Elected Mayor

Charles Meeker

The Raleigh mayoral election of 2003 was held on October 7, 2003, to elect a Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina. The election is non-partisan. It was won by incumbent mayor Charles Meeker, who defeated John Odom in the primary. Because Meeker won more than 50% in the first round, there was no need for a run-off.


2003 Raleigh mayoral election[1]
Candidate Votes %
Charles Meeker (incumbent) 27,128 58.82
John Odom 18,918 41.02
Write-ins 76 0.16
Voter turnout %


  1. ^ "Official summary". Wake County Board of Elections. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2012.