Raleigh mayoral election, 2011

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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


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