2011 Raleigh mayoral election
|Elections in North Carolina|
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. 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. She won the election with 61 percent of the vote, making a runoff unnecessary.
- Nancy McFarlane, member of City Council and pharmacist
- Billie Redmond, real estate executive
- Randall Williams, obstetrician/gynecologist
- J. B. Buxton, former deputy state school superintendent
- Seth Keel, 17-year-old high school senior
|Non-partisan ||Nancy McFarlane||34,548||61.08|
|Non-partisan ||Billie Redmond||16,726||29.57|
|Non-partisan ||Randall Williams||5,221||9.23|
- News & Observer: Meeker won't seek re-election bid Archived 2011-04-29 at the Wayback Machine
- News & Observer: Meeker endorses McFarlane Archived 2011-10-05 at the Wayback Machine
- News & Observer: Raleigh voters choose McFarlane as next mayor Archived 2011-10-13 at the Wayback Machine
- WRAL: Three to vie for Raleigh mayor
- Independent Weekly: Meeker era to end: Mayor won't run for a 6th term
- News & Observer: McFarlane announces run for mayor Archived 2011-04-29 at the Wayback Machine
- News & Observer: Redmond to announce plans for Raleigh mayoral race Archived 2011-06-26 at the Wayback Machine
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- News & Observer: Wake school board opponent Seth Keel launches Raleigh mayor bid
- "Oct. 2011 election results". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
- McFarlane is registered Unaffiliated (Independent).
- Redmond is registered as a Republican.
- Williams is registered as a Republican.