2011 Raleigh mayoral election

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Raleigh mayoral election, 2013
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Candidate Nancy McFarlane Billie Redmond Randall Williams
Party Independent Republican Republican
Popular vote 34,548 16,726 5,221
Percentage 61.08% 29.57% 9.23%

Mayor before election

Charles Meeker

Elected Mayor

Nancy McFarlane

The Raleigh mayoral election of 2011 was held on October 11, 2011 to elect a Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina for a two-year term. Incumbent Mayor Charles Meeker announced in April 2011 that he would not run for a sixth term.[1] The election was officially a non-partisan contest, but outgoing Mayor Meeker was well known as a Democrat. Meeker endorsed candidate Nancy McFarlane, who is politically unaffiliated, to succeed him.[2] She won the election with 61 percent of the vote, making a runoff unnecessary.[3]


  • Nancy McFarlane, member of City Council and pharmacist[5][6]
  • Billie Redmond, real estate executive[7]
  • Randall Williams, obstetrician/gynecologist[8]
  • J. B. Buxton, former deputy state school superintendent[9][10]
  • Seth Keel, 17-year-old high school senior[11]


2011 Raleigh mayoral election[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Non-partisan [13] Nancy McFarlane 34,548 61.08
Non-partisan [14] Billie Redmond 16,726 29.57
Non-partisan [15] Randall Williams 5,221 9.23
Other Write-ins 66 0.12
Turnout 56,561


  1. ^ News & Observer: Meeker won't seek re-election bid Archived 2011-04-29 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ News & Observer: Meeker endorses McFarlane Archived 2011-10-05 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ News & Observer: Raleigh voters choose McFarlane as next mayor Archived 2011-10-13 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ WRAL: Three to vie for Raleigh mayor
  5. ^ Independent Weekly: Meeker era to end: Mayor won't run for a 6th term
  6. ^ News & Observer: McFarlane announces run for mayor Archived 2011-04-29 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ News & Observer: Redmond to announce plans for Raleigh mayoral race Archived 2011-06-26 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-07-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-03. Retrieved 2011-07-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-05. Retrieved 2011-07-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ News & Observer: Wake school board opponent Seth Keel launches Raleigh mayor bid
  12. ^ "Oct. 2011 election results". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  13. ^ McFarlane is registered Unaffiliated (Independent).
  14. ^ Redmond is registered as a Republican.
  15. ^ Williams is registered as a Republican.

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