Part 2

Cary Candidates File for Local Elections – Part 2

Part 2

Cary, NC — The filing period for the Fall 2015 municipal elections closed on Friday, July 17, 2015 for Wake County. Since Part 1 of this story, several new candidates have filed to run in the upcoming elections. This is the complete list for Cary.

Filing Closes for Cary Elections

On October 6, 2015, citizens will be able to vote for individuals to fill four open seats in Cary’s government. Though voting doesn’t begin until fall, filing began Monday, July 6, 2015 and ended on Friday, July 17, 2015. Both Cary incumbents and new candidates filed to fill the open seats.

Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht and Town Council Members Don Frantz and Lori Bush have all declared their intentions to run for re-election to their current seats. Of these incumbents, only District B representative Don Frantz will face opponents in the October election.

Residents Frank E. Lazzaro, Sr. and Gabe Talton are Frantz’s new opponents.

Cary residents Nancy Caggia and Ken George filed first to fill the vacant District D seat and were shortly followed by new opponents Maria Cervania and Gray Rinehart. This seat was formerly held by Gale Adcock, who vacated her Town Council seat after she was elected to the N.C. House of Representatives last year. The seat represents central and western Cary.

Four Seats Open in Cary

Four seats are up for election in Cary this fall, including the:

  • Mayor’s seat
  • District B seat
  • District D seat
  • At-Large Council seat

Who Filed?

  • Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht is unopposed for his mayoral seat.
  • Lori Bush, at-large town council member, will also run unopposed.
  • Don Frantz, the District B incumbent, filed for a third term. New opponents for his seat include Frank E. Lazzaro, Sr. and Gabe Talton.
  • Four candidates will run for the currently-vacant District D seat, including Nancy Caggia, Ken George, Maria Cervania and Gray Rinehart.

Candidate Questionnaires

In a few weeks, we’ll send out our CaryCitizen Candidate Questionnaires to each of the candidates. With these questionnaires, each participating candidate will have a chance to answer the same three questions in their own words. As we receive the completed questionnaires, we’ll publish them individually, just as they come to us, without any edits.

The result is a series of non-biased profiles that can help you learn about each candidate.

Vote on October 6, 2015

Town of Cary municipal elections will be held on October 6, 2015. For more information on registering to vote and voting locations, visit


Story by Jessica Patrick. Image design by Jessica Patrick from photos by Hal Goodtree and Barry Schwartz.