Glen Lang

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Glen Lang is an American businessman and politician who served as mayor of Cary, North Carolina from 1999 to 2003.

Lang first entered politics in 1997 with a self-financed bid for the Cary Town Council.[1] He won, and, two years later, sought and was elected mayor.[2] During his time in Cary politics, Lang was an outspoken advocate of slower growth for the rapidly expanding town as well as for infrastructure improvements,[3][4] incurring the ire of local developers by supporting increased fees for residential development.[5][6]

Lang filed for re-election but did not campaign. In the 2003 race Lang placed third, and said the reason for his loss was on account of the fact that he only spent $10 to file and nothing on his campaign.[7] He was succeeded as mayor by Ernie McAlister.

Lang is chief executive officer of Capitol Broadband, a wireless communications company,[8] and of its subsidiary Connexion Technologies, specialized in FTTH networks.[4][9]


  1. ^ "Cary Races". November 4, 1997. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  2. ^ "Coble Declares Victory in Raleigh; Lang, Slow-Growth Vote Win in Cary". November 1, 1999. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  3. ^ "Commission to Examine Cary Growth Issues". December 12, 1997. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  4. ^ a b Frank Vinluan (October 12, 2007). "Lang nails $40M credit line to grow fiber-optic concern". Triangle Business Journal. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  5. ^ Amanda Lamb (November 2, 1999). "Builders Fear Lang's Victory May be the Nail in their Coffin in Cary". Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  6. ^ Kim Nilsen (June 10, 2005). "Cary's growth hits full throttle". Triangle Business Journal. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  7. ^ "Small Turnout, But Big Decisions By Area Voters Tuesday". Oct 8, 2003. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  8. ^ Shane Snider (May 3, 2002). "Capitol venture: Lang starts firm". Triangle Business Journal. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  9. ^ "Corning and Lightwave Open Nominations for Fifth Annual FTTXcellence Award". Fox Business Network. April 21, 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-07. [dead link]