Raleigh City Council

Raleigh City Council is the governing body for the city of Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina.

Raleigh is governed by council-manager government. It is composed of eight members, including the Mayor of Raleigh. Five of the members are elected from the five districts that cover the city. The remaining three, including the mayor, are elected at-large. They are all elected every two years.

Current members

  • Nancy McFarlane (mayor)[1]
  • Mary-Ann Baldwin (at-large)
  • Russ Stephenson (at-large)
  • Dickie Thompson (District A)
  • David Cox (District B)
  • Corey Branch (District C)
  • Kay Crowder (District D)
  • Bonner Gaylord (District E)

Former members

RALEIGH CITY COUNCIL

1947 - 1949

  • P. D. Snipes, Mayor
  • Miss Ruth Wilson
  • Fred B. Wheeler
  • Hobson I. Gattis
  • John F. Danielson
  • Fred Fletcher
  • Joe S. Correll

1949 - 1951

  • P. D. Snipes, Mayor
  • James E. Briggs, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Miss Ruth Wilson
  • Joe S. Correll
  • John F. Danielson
  • Hobson I. Gattis
  • Fred B. Wheeler

1951 - 1953

  • James E. Briggs, Mayor
  • Fred B. Wheeler, Mayor Pro Tem, Chairman of Law & Finance Committee
  • B. B. Benson
  • John F. Danielson, Chairman of Public Works Committee
  • W. W. Merriman, Jr.
  • W. D. Martin, Sr.
  • Martin K. Green

1953 - 1955

  • Fred B. Wheeler, Mayor
  • John F. Danielson, Chairman of Public Works Committee
  • B. B. Benson, Mayor Pro Tem
  • W. D. Debnam
  • William G. Enloe, Chairman of Law & Finance Committee
  • Martin K. Green
  • W. D. Martin, Sr.

1955 - 1957

  • Fred B. Wheeler, Mayor
  • John F. Danielson, Mayor Pro Tem, Chairman of Public Works Committee
  • W. E. Debnam (resigned 7/20/57 - Wade Lewis appointed)
  • Charles W. Bradshaw
  • Martin K. Green
  • Frank M. Jolly
  • William G. Enloe, Chairman of Law & Finance Committee

1957 - 1959

  • Wililam G. Enloe, Mayor
  • Guy W. Rawls, Mayor Pro Tem
  • John N. Coffey, Chairman of Public Works Committee at death of Fred B. Wheeler
  • Joe S. Correll
  • Jesse Helms, Chairman of Law & Finance Committee
  • James D. Ray, Jr.
  • Fred D. Wheeler (died in office 12/11/57 - John E.Treadwell appointed)

1959 - 1961

  • William G. Enloe, Mayor
  • James W. Reid, Mayor Pro Tem
  • John N. Coffee, Chairman of Public Works Committee
  • Joe S. Correll
  • Jesse Helms, Chairman of Law & Finance Committee
  • Robert S. Sessoms, Jr.
  • Paul A. Hoover

1961 - 1963

  • Wiliam G. Enloe, Mayor
  • James W. Reid, Mayor Pro Tem
  • John N. Coffee, Chairman of Public Works Committee
  • Paul A. Hoover, Chairman of Law & Finance Committee
  • William L. McLaurin
  • Travis H. Tomlinson
  • John W. Winters

1963 - 1965

  • James W. Reid, Mayor
  • Wiliam L. McLaurin, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Earl H. Hostetler
  • William H. Worth
  • Travis H. Tomlinson, Chairman of Law & Finance Committee
  • John Winters, Chairman of Public Works and Planning Commission
  • Charles W. Gaddy

1965 - 1967

  • Travis H. Tomlinson, Mayor
  • William L. McLaurin, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Earl H. Hostetler
  • William H. Worth
  • John W. Winters
  • Charles W. Gaddy
  • William M. Law

1967 - 1969

  • Travis H. Tomlinson, Mayor
  • Earl H. Hostetler, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Clarence E. Lightner
  • William H. Worth
  • William M .Law
  • Seby B. Jones
  • George B. Cherry

1969 - 1971

  • Seby B. Jones, Mayor
  • George B. Cherry, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Clarence E. Lightner
  • Jesse O. Sanderson
  • Thomas W. Bradshaw
  • A. L. Strickland
  • Robert W. Shoffner

1971 - 1973

  • Thomas W. Bradshaw, Jr. - Mayor
  • Clarence E. Lightner, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Michael Boyd
  • Jesse O. Sanderson (resigned 2/29/73 - Paul Hoover appointed)
  • William G. Enloe (died 11/22/72 - Edith Reid appointed)
  • A. L. Strickland
  • Robert W. Shoffner

1973 - 1975

  • Clarence E. Lightner, Mayor
  • Jack B. Keeter, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Ronald I. Kirshbaum
  • Thomas G. Bashford
  • Miriam P. Block
  • William R. Knight
  • James T. Quinn
  • J. Oliver Wililams

1975 - 1977

  • Jyles J. Coggins, Mayor
  • Jack B. Keeter, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Ronald I. Kirschbaum
  • Thomas G. Bashford
  • Miriam P. Block
  • Randolph T. Hester, Jr.
  • William R. Knight
  • James T. Quinn

1977 - 1979

  • Isabella W. Cannon, Mayor
  • Jack B. Keeter, Mayor Pro Tem (died 12/2/78 - James B. Womble appointed)
  • Miriam P. Block
  • William R. Knight
  • Edward A. Walters
  • William H. Wilson
  • G. Smedes York
  • S. Tony Jordan

1979 - 1981

  • G. Smedes York, Mayor
  • Edward A. Walters, Mayor
  • James B. Womble
  • Miriam P. Block
  • John A. Edwards, Jr.
  • Arthur J. Calloway
  • S. Tony Jordan
  • Avery C. Upchurch

1981 - 1983

  • G. Smedes York, Mayor
  • Edwards A. Walters, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Sandra P. Babb
  • Walter M. Keller
  • John A. Edwards, Jr.
  • Arthur J. Calloway
  • S. Tony Jordan
  • Avery C. Upchurch

1983 - 1985

  • Avery C. Upchurch, Mayor
  • Edward A. Walters, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Sandra P. Babb
  • Walter M. Keller
  • Miriam P. Block
  • Arthur J. Calloway
  • Mary C. Cates
  • O. Morton Congleton

1985 - 1987

  • Avery C. Upchurch, Mayor
  • Edward A. Walters, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Mary C. Cates
  • O. Morton Congleton
  • Perry Safran
  • Charles C. Meeker
  • Ralph Campbell, Jr.
  • Norma DeCamp Burns

1987 - 1989

  • Avery C. Upchurch, Mayor
  • Mary C. Cates, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Charles C. Meeker
  • Ralph Campbell, Jr.
  • Norma DeCamp Burns
  • Geoffrey Elting
  • Anne S. Franklin
  • Mary Watson Nooe

1989 - 1991

  • Avery C. Upchurch, Mayor
  • Ralph Campbell, Jr., Mayor Pro Tem
  • Mary C. Cates
  • Anne S. Franklin
  • Mary Watson Nooe
  • Frank L. Turner
  • E. Julian Ford
  • J. Barlow Herget

1991 - 1993

  • Avery C. Upchurch, Mayor
  • Anne S. Franklin, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Mary C. Cates
  • Mary Watson Nooe
  • Ralph Campbell, Jr. (elected State Auditor - Brad Thompson appointed)
  • Charles C. Meeker
  • Geoffrey Elting
  • J. Barlow Hergett

1993 - 1995

  • Tom Fetzer, Mayor
  • Mary Watson Nooe, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Charles C. Meeker
  • Geoff Elting
  • John H. Odom
  • Brad Thompson
  • Eric Reeves
  • Paul Y. Coble

1995 - 1997

  • Tom Fetzer, Mayor
  • Julie Shea Graw
  • Marc Scruggs
  • Kieran Joseph Shanahan
  • John H. Odom
  • Brad Thompson
  • Eric Reeves (elected to State House of Representatives 12-96 - Stacy Miller app't 1-97)
  • Paul Y. Coble

1997 - 1999

  • Tom Fetzer, Mayor
  • Julie Shea Graw
  • Stephanie Fanjul
  • Kieran Joseph Shanahan
  • John H. Odom
  • Brad Thompson
  • W. Benson Kirkman
  • Paul Y. Coble

1999 - 2001

  • Paul Y. Coble, Mayor
  • John H. Odom, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Julie Shea Graw
  • O. Morton Congleton
  • Kieran Joseph Shanahan
  • James West
  • W. Benson Kirkman
  • Marc Scruggs

2001 - 2003

  • Charles C. Meeker, Mayor
  • W. Benson Kirkman, Deputy Mayor
  • John H. Odom, Deputy Mayor
  • Janet R. Cowell
  • K. Neal Hunt
  • Philip R. Isley
  • Kieran Joseph Shanahan
  • James P. West

2003 - 2005

  • Charles C. Meeker, Mayor
  • James P. West, Mayor Pro Tem - District C
  • Janet Cowell replaced by Joyce Kekas 2/1/05 -Cowell elected to NC Senate - At Large
  • Neal K. Hunt replaced by Tommy Craven 2/1/05 - Hunt elected to NC Senate- At Large
  • Mike Regan - District A
  • Jessie Taliaferro - District B
  • Thomas Crowder - District D
  • Philip Isley - District E

2005 - 2007

  • Charles C. Meeker
  • Russ Stephenson - At Large
  • Joyce Kekas - At Large
  • Thomas Craven - District A
  • Jessie Taliaferro - District B
  • James P. West - District C - Mayor Pro Tem
  • Thomas G. Crowder - District D
  • Philip Randolph Isley - District E

2007 - 2009

  • Charles C. Meeker, Mayor
  • James P. West, Mayor Pro Tem - District C
  • Mary Ann Baldwin - At Large
  • Russ Stephenson - At Large
  • Nancy McFarlane - District A
  • Rodger Koopman - District B
  • Thomas G. Crowder - District D
  • Philip R. Isley - District E

2009 - 2011

  • Charles C. Meeker - Mayor
  • James P. West, Mayor Pro Tem - District C (Resigned to become Wake County Commissioner 9/21/10)
  • Mary-Ann Baldwin - At Large (Mayor Pro Tem 10/19/10 - 4/30/11)
  • Russ Stephenson - At Large
  • Nancy McFarlane - District A (Mayor Pro Tem 5/1/11 - 12/5/11)
  • John Odom - District B
  • Eugene Weeks - District C (October 19, 2010)
  • Thomas G. Crowder - District D
  • Bonner Gaylord - District E

2011 - 2013

  • Nancy McFarlane - Mayor
  • Russ Stephenson - At Large; Mayor Pro Tem 12/6/11 - 12/03/12
  • Eugene Weeks - District C; Mayor Pro Tem 12/04/12 - 12/03/13
  • Mary-Ann Baldwin - At Large
  • Randall Stagner - District A
  • John Odom - District B
  • Thomas Crowder - District D
  • Bonner Gaylord - District E

2013 - 2015

  • Nancy McFarlane - Mayor
  • Mary-Ann Baldwin - At-Large
  • Russ Stephenson - At-Large
  • Wayne Maiorano - District A
  • John Odom - District B
  • Eugene Weeks - District C
  • Thomas Crowder - District D
  • Bonner Gaylord - District E

References

  1. ^ Garfield, Matt (4 December 2011). "McFarlane era to begin Monday in Raleigh". Raleigh News & Observer. Retrieved 2011. 
  2. ^ Staff reports (12 January 2011). "Ralph Campbell Jr. dies at age 64". Raleigh News & Observer. Retrieved 2011. 
  3. ^ Beckwith, Ryan Teague (13 August 2007). "Janet Cowell". Raleigh News & Observer. Retrieved 2011. 
  4. ^ Christensen, Rob (4 July 2008). "Jesse Helms dead at 86". The News & Observer. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "Alumnus Profile: State Senator Neal Hunt '60". Ravenscroft School. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 2011. 
  6. ^ Governments, Council of State (June 1999). Directory II Legislative Leaders. Council of State Government. p. 307. ISBN 978-0-87292-853-4. Retrieved 2011. 

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