Wake County Board of Commissioners

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The Wake County Board of Commissioners are the governing board for Wake County, which includes the City of Raleigh.

As of the 2010 census, the population of Wake County was 900,993[1] making it North Carolina's second most populated county. Its county seat is Raleigh, which is also the state capital. Wake County is part of the Research Triangle metropolitan region, which encompasses the cities of Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill and their surrounding suburban areas. The regional name originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, located midway between Raleigh and Durham. The Research Triangle region encompasses the U.S. Census Bureau's Combined Statistical Area (CSA) of Raleigh-Durham-Cary. The estimated population of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA was 1,749,525 as of April 1, 2010, with the Raleigh-Cary Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) portion at 1,130,490 residents in 2010 census.

Wake County is the 9th fastest growing county in the United States, with the Town of Cary and the City of Raleigh being the 8th and 15th fastest growing cities, respectively.[2] It is presided over by the County Board Chairman.


Affiliation Members
  Democratic Party 7
  Republican Party 0

Current commissioners[edit]

This is a list of the Wake County Commissioners in order by district. This list is current as of December 2016.

District Commissioner In office since Party
1st Sig Hutchinson 2014 Democratic
2nd Matt Calabria 2014 Democratic
3rd Jessica Holmes 2014 Democratic
4th Erv Portman 2016 Democratic
5th James West 2010 (Appointed)[3] Democratic
6th Greg Ford 2016 Democratic
7th John Burns 2014 Democratic

Former commissioners[edit]

Below is a list of notable former members of the Wake County Board of Commissioners with their dates of service:


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data"
  2. ^ Retrieved May 27, 2010
  3. ^ Carag, Diana (15 September 2010). "Wake Co. Democrats Nominate Webb's Replacement". NBC-17. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 

Stan Norwalk (2008-2010)

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