Raleigh City Council

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Raleigh City Council is the governing body for the city of Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina.

Raleigh is governed by council-manager government. It is composed of eight members, including the Mayor of Raleigh. Five of the members are elected from the five districts that cover the city. The remaining three, including the mayor, are elected at-large. They are all elected every two years.

Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]

This section is about previous members of the council only (not including those who later became mayors). For previous mayors, see List of mayors of Raleigh, North Carolina.

RALEIGH CITY COUNCIL

1947 – 1949

P. D. Snipes, Mayor Miss Ruth Wilson Fred B. Wheeler Hobson I. Gattis John F. Danielson Fred Fletcher Joe S. Correll

1949 – 1951

P. D. Snipes, Mayor James E. Briggs, Mayor Pro Tem Miss Ruth Wilson Joe S. Correll John F. Danielson Hobson I. Gattis Fred B. Wheeler

1951 – 1953

James E. Briggs, Mayor Fred B. Wheeler, Mayor Pro Tem, Chairman of Law & Finance Committee B. B. Benson John F. Danielson, Chairman of Public Works Committee W. W. Merriman, Jr. W. D. Martin, Sr. Martin K. Green

1953 – 1955

Fred B. Wheeler, Mayor John F. Danielson, Chairman of Public Works Committee B. B. Benson, Mayor Pro Tem W. D. Debnam William G. Enloe, Chairman of Law & Finance Committee Martin K. Green W. D. Martin, Sr.

1955 – 1957

Fred B. Wheeler, Mayor John F. Danielson, Mayor Pro Tem, Chairman of Public Works Committee W. E. Debnam (resigned 7/20/57 – Wade Lewis appointed) Charles W. Bradshaw Martin K. Green Frank M. Jolly William G. Enloe, Chairman of Law & Finance Committee

1957 – 1959

Wililam G. Enloe, Mayor Guy W. Rawls, Mayor Pro Tem John N. Coffey, Chairman of Public Works Committee at death of Fred B. Wheeler Joe S. Correll Jesse Helms, Chairman of Law & Finance Committee James D. Ray, Jr. Fred D. Wheeler (died in office 12/11/57 – John E.Treadwell appointed)

1959 – 1961

William G. Enloe, Mayor James W. Reid, Mayor Pro Tem John N. Coffee, Chairman of Public Works Committee Joe S. Correll Jesse Helms, Chairman of Law & Finance Committee Robert S. Sessoms, Jr. Paul A. Hoover

1961 – 1963

Wiliam G. Enloe, Mayor James W. Reid, Mayor Pro Tem John N. Coffee, Chairman of Public Works Committee Paul A. Hoover, Chairman of Law & Finance Committee William L. McLaurin Travis H. Tomlinson John W. Winters

1963 – 1965

James W. Reid, Mayor Wiliam L. McLaurin, Mayor Pro Tem Earl H. Hostetler William H. Worth Travis H. Tomlinson, Chairman of Law & Finance Committee John Winters, Chairman of Public Works and Planning Commission Charles W. Gaddy

1965 – 1967

Travis H. Tomlinson, Mayor William L. McLaurin, Mayor Pro Tem Earl H. Hostetler William H. Worth John W. Winters Charles W. Gaddy William M. Law

1967 – 1969

Travis H. Tomlinson, Mayor Earl H. Hostetler, Mayor Pro Tem Clarence E. Lightner William H. Worth William M .Law Seby B. Jones George B. Cherry

1969 – 1971

Seby B. Jones, Mayor George B. Cherry, Mayor Pro Tem Clarence E. Lightner Jesse O. Sanderson Thomas W. Bradshaw A. L. Strickland Robert W. Shoffner

1971 – 1973

Thomas W. Bradshaw, Jr. – Mayor Clarence E. Lightner, Mayor Pro Tem Michael Boyd Jesse O. Sanderson (resigned 2/29/73 – Paul Hoover appointed) William G. Enloe (died 11/22/72 – Edith Reid appointed) A. L. Strickland Robert W. Shoffner

1973 – 1975

Clarence E. Lightner, Mayor Jack B. Keeter, Mayor Pro Tem Ronald I. Kirshbaum Thomas G. Bashford Miriam P. Block William R. Knight James T. Quinn J. Oliver Wililams

1975 – 1977

Jyles J. Coggins, Mayor Jack B. Keeter, Mayor Pro Tem Ronald I. Kirschbaum Thomas G. Bashford Miriam P. Block Randolph T. Hester, Jr. William R. Knight James T. Quinn

1977 – 1979

Isabella W. Cannon, Mayor Jack B. Keeter, Mayor Pro Tem (died 12/2/78 – James B. Womble appointed) Miriam P. Block William R. Knight Edward A. Walters William H. Wilson G. Smedes York S. Tony Jordan

1979 – 1981

G. Smedes York, Mayor Edward A. Walters, Mayor James B. Womble Miriam P. Block John A. Edwards, Jr. Arthur J. Calloway S. Tony Jordan Avery C. Upchurch

1981 - 1983

G. Smedes York, Mayor Edwards A. Walters, Mayor Pro Tem Sandra P. Babb Walter M. Keller John A. Edwards, Jr. Arthur J. Calloway S. Tony Jordan Avery C. Upchurch

1983 – 1985

Avery C. Upchurch, Mayor Edward A. Walters, Mayor Pro Tem Sandra P. Babb Walter M. Keller Miriam P. Block Arthur J. Calloway Mary C. Cates O. Morton Congleton

1985 – 1987

Avery C. Upchurch, Mayor Edward A. Walters, Mayor Pro Tem Mary C. Cates O. Morton Congleton Perry Safran Charles C. Meeker Ralph Campbell, Jr. Norma DeCamp Burns

1987 – 1989

Avery C. Upchurch, Mayor Mary C. Cates, Mayor Pro Tem Charles C. Meeker Ralph Campbell, Jr. Norma DeCamp Burns Geoffrey Elting Anne S. Franklin Mary Watson Nooe

1989 – 1991

Avery C. Upchurch, Mayor Ralph Campbell, Jr., Mayor Pro Tem Mary C. Cates Anne S. Franklin Mary Watson Nooe Frank L. Turner E. Julian Ford J. Barlow Herget

1991 – 1993

Avery C. Upchurch, Mayor Anne S. Franklin, Mayor Pro Tem Mary C. Cates Mary Watson Nooe Ralph Campbell, Jr. (elected State Auditor – Brad Thompson appointed) Charles C. Meeker Geoffrey Elting J. Barlow Hergett

1993 – 1995

Tom Fetzer, Mayor Mary Watson Nooe, Mayor Pro Tem Charles C. Meeker Geoff Elting John H. Odom Brad Thompson Eric Reeves Paul Y. Coble

1995 - 1997

Tom Fetzer, Mayor Julie Shea Graw Marc Scruggs Kieran Joseph Shanahan John H. Odom Brad Thompson Eric Reeves (elected to State House of Representatives 12-96 – Stacy Miller app’t 1-97) Paul Y. Coble

1997 – 1999

Tom Fetzer, Mayor Julie Shea Graw Stephanie Fanjul Kieran Joseph Shanahan John H. Odom Brad Thompson W. Benson Kirkman Paul Y. Coble

1999 – 2001

Paul Y. Coble, Mayor John H. Odom, Mayor Pro Tem Julie Shea Graw O. Morton Congleton Kieran Joseph Shanahan James West W. Benson Kirkman Marc Scruggs

2001 – 2003

Charles C. Meeker, Mayor W. Benson Kirkman, Deputy Mayor John H. Odom, Deputy Mayor Janet R. Cowell K. Neal Hunt Philip R. Isley Kieran Joseph Shanahan James P. West

2003 – 2005

Charles C. Meeker, Mayor James P. West, Mayor Pro Tem – District C Janet Cowell replaced by Joyce Kekas 2/1/05 -Cowell elected to NC Senate - At Large Neal K. Hunt replaced by Tommy Craven 2/1/05 – Hunt elected to NC Senate- At Large Mike Regan – District A Jessie Taliaferro – District B Thomas Crowder – District D Philip Isley – District E

2005 – 2007

Charles C. Meeker Russ Stephenson – At Large Joyce Kekas – At Large Thomas Craven – District A Jessie Taliaferro – District B James P. West – District C – Mayor Pro Tem Thomas G. Crowder – District D Philip Randolph Isley – District E

2007 – 2009 Charles C. Meeker, Mayor James P. West, Mayor Pro Tem - District C Mary Ann Baldwin – At Large Russ Stephenson – At Large Nancy McFarlane – District A Rodger Koopman - District B Thomas G. Crowder – District D Philip R. Isley – District E

2009 – 2011 Charles C. Meeker Mayor James P. West, Mayor Pro Tem – District C (Resigned to become Wake County Commissioner 9/21/10) Mary-Ann Baldwin – At Large (Mayor Pro Tem 10/19/10 – 4/30/11) Russ Stephenson – At Large Nancy McFarlane – District A(Mayor Pro Tem 5/1/11 – 12/5/11) John Odom – District B Eugene Weeks – District C (October 19, 2010) Thomas G. Crowder – District D Bonner Gaylord – District E

2011 – 2013 Nancy McFarlane – Mayor Russ Stephenson – At Large; Mayor Pro Tem 12/6/11 – 12/03/12 Eugene Weeks – District C; Mayor Pro Tem 12/04/12 – 12/03/13 Mary-Ann Baldwin – At Large Randall Stagner – District A John Odom – District B Thomas Crowder – District D Bonner Gaylord – District E

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Beckwith, Ryan Teague (13 August 2007). "Janet Cowell". Raleigh News & Observer. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
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