Harold Weinbrecht

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Harold Weinbrecht
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Mayor of Cary, North Carolina
Assumed office
December 2007
Personal details
Born (1956-06-02) June 2, 1956 (age 63)
Augusta, Georgia
Political partyunaffiliated
Spouse(s)Belinda Weinbrecht
ChildrenAudrey Weinbrecht
Cara Weinbrecht
ResidenceCary, North Carolina
Alma materAugusta College, North Carolina State
Professionsoftware engineer

Harold Weinbrecht has been the mayor of Cary, North Carolina since 2007. Weinbrecht is also a full-time programmer at SAS Institute.[1][2] Weinbrecht defeated Republican Ernie McAlister in the 2007 mayoral election.[3]

In 1997, amid disputes between developers and citizens, Weinbrecht launched the web site "Citizens for Balanced Growth." This and related political involvement led to a 1999 appointment to Cary's Planning and Zoning Board. Cary voters elected Weinbrecht to an at-large town council seat in 1999. Though his opponent spent 6 times what he did, Weinbrecht was elected Mayor in 2007 winning approval on 58% of ballots cast.[1] Weinbrecht was re-elected as Mayor in 2011 and again in 2015.

Weinbrecht is running for reelection to a fourth term as Mayor in 2019.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Profile: Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht". Cary Citizen. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Harold Weinbrecht". Town of Cary. Archived from the original on 5 May 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Weinbrecht's Balanced Growth Approach a Hit with Cary Voters". WRAL. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  4. ^ Johnson, Anna (22 July 2019). "Here are the final candidates running for Cary mayor and town council". The News & Observer. Retrieved 30 September 2019.

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