2019 Raleigh mayoral election

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Raleigh mayoral election, 2019
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Candidate Mary-Ann Baldwin Charles Francis Caroline Sullivan
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 20,755 16,910 11,121
Percentage 38.23% 31.15% 20.49%

 
Candidate Zainab Baloch
Party Nonpartisan
Popular vote 3,501
Percentage 6.45%

Mayor before election

Nancy McFarlane
Independent

Elected Mayor

Mary-Ann Baldwin
Democratic

The 2019 mayoral election in the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, was held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Former City Council member Mary-Ann Baldwin placed first in the election, followed by attorney Charles Francis. Although Baldwin did not receive a majority of the vote, Francis declined to seek a runoff, leaving Baldwin elected as the city's next mayor.[1]

Incumbent Mayor Nancy McFarlane, first elected for a two-year term in 2011 and re-elected in 2013, 2015, and 2017, was eligible to seek re-election, but announced that she would not seek a fifth term.[2]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Mary-Ann Baldwin, former member of the Raleigh City Council[3]
  • Zainab Baloch, community activist and candidate for City Council in 2017[4]
  • Charles Francis, attorney and candidate for Mayor in 2017[5]
  • George Knott, musician[6]
  • Caroline Sullivan, former Wake County commissioner[7]
  • Justin L. Sutton, attorney[8]

Declined[edit]

First round results[edit]

2019 Raleigh mayoral election[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Non-partisan [10] Mary-Ann Baldwin 20,755 38.23%
Non-partisan [11] Charles Francis 16,910 31.15%
Non-partisan [12] Caroline Sullivan 11,121 20.49%
Non-partisan [13] Zainab Baloch 3,501 6.45%
Non-partisan [14] Justin L. Sutton 1,121 2.07%
Non-partisan [15] George Knott 737 1.36%
Other Write-ins 140 0.26
Turnout 54,285

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Anna; Doran, Will (October 11, 2019). "Mary-Ann Baldwin is Raleigh's next mayor after Francis decides against runoff". The News & Observer. Raleigh, North Carolina. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  2. ^ McFarlane, Nancy (March 13, 2019). "'Raleigh politics could use a reset': Mayor McFarlane not running again". WRAL-TV. Raleigh, North Carolina. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Billman, Jeffrey C. (March 27, 2019). "Exclusive: Mary-Ann Baldwin Says She's Running for Mayor to Lead Raleigh Into a Bold Progressive Future". Indy Week. Durham, North Carolina. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Johnson, Anna (April 22, 2019). "Former candidate, activist Zainab Baloch running to be Raleigh's next mayor". The News & Observer. Raleigh, North Carolina. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  5. ^ Johnson, Anna (March 14, 2019). "With McFarlane out, could one of these people be Raleigh's next mayor?". The News & Observer. Raleigh, North Carolina. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Johnson, Anna (May 1, 2019). "He'd hate to be Raleigh's next mayor, but he's running anyway. 5 candidates now in race". The News & Observer. Raleigh, North Carolina. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  7. ^ Tauss, Leigh (March 25, 2019). "Former Wake Commissioner Caroline Sullivan Announces Run for Raleigh Mayor". Indy Week. Durham, North Carolina. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  8. ^ "Wake County Board of Elections list of candidates" (PDF). Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 election results". Wake County Board of Elections. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  10. ^ Baldwin is registered as a Democrat.
  11. ^ Francis is registered as a Democrat.
  12. ^ Sullivan is registered as a Democrat.
  13. ^ Baloch is registered as a Democrat.
  14. ^ Sutton is registered Unaffiliated.
  15. ^ Knott is registered as a Democrat.