Several file for open seats

From staff reportsJuly 19, 2013 

Several local elected officials will face challengers in this fall’s election.

The candidate filing period ended Friday. Voters will cast ballots in the Cary municipal races and for school board candidates on Oct. 8. For other municipalities, including Morrisville, Election Day is Nov. 5.


Three Cary Town Council seats are up for grabs.

Incumbent Jennifer Robinson wants to keep her District A seat. Challenger Karl Thor also filed for the post.

Jack Smith, who represents District C, is also running for re-election. He faces challenger Deborah Pugh.

Ed Yerha, who was appointed to the council last year, is running unopposed to keep his at-large seat.


A three-way race for mayor is heating up.

Incumbent Jackie Holcombe will face off against current at-large Town Councilman Mark Stohlman and Narendra Singh, vice chairman of the town’s zoning board of adjustment.

Incumbent Steve Rao wants to keep his at-large seat on the council, and he faces a challenge from former councilman Pete Martin.

Incumbent Steve Diehl is not running to keep his District 2 seat. TJ Cawley, Vinod K. Goel and Curtis Smith are vying for the spot.

Incumbent Margaret Broadwell will face a three-way race for her District 4 seat. Vicki Scroggins-Johnson and Bondalapati Rao also filed.

Board of Education

Four Wake County school board seats are up for grabs, and all are contested.

Bill Fletcher, who was appointed last year to represent District 9 in Cary, filed to keep the seat. He faces challenger Nancy Caggia.

In District 7, which includes Morrisville, incumbent Deborah Prickett will face Zora Felton.

District 2 incumbent John Tedesco is not seeking re-election to represent Garner and Fuquay-Varina. Monika Johnson-Hostler and Matt Scruggs want the spot.

In northeastern Wake, Tom Benton wants to continue to represent District 1. He faces challenger Don McIntyre.

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