Raleigh mayoral election, 2005

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The Raleigh mayoral election of 2005 was held on 11 October 2005 to elect a Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was won by Democrat incumbent Charles Meeker, who defeated Republican J. H. Ross in the first-round primary. Because Meeker won more than 50% in the first round, there was no need for a run-off.


2005 Raleigh mayoral election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles Meeker (incumbent) 19,219 69.26
Republican J. H. Ross 6,654 23.98
Libertarian Steve Hilton 1,638 5.90
Other Write-ins 238 0.86
Turnout 27,749


  1. ^ "Raleigh & Cary Municipal and Wake County Board of Education". Wake County Board of Electors. Retrieved 15 February 2010.