Charles Francis Announces Campaign for Mayor of Raleigh
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
CHARLES FRANCIS ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN FOR MAYOR OF RALEIGH
Raleigh, N.C. - Charles Francis, a prominent attorney and businessman, announced today he will run for Mayor of Raleigh in the upcoming October municipal election. "Some would say Raleigh is doing well enough; I would say we can do much better," said Mr. Francis.
"We need a Mayor who will focus on the real issues facing real people. I will be an advocate for affordable housing, living wages for all City employees, increased economic mobility, a transit plan that is reliable and a commitment to innovation and service at City Hall," said Francis.
"Our City Government is static. The Mayor has allowed herself to be led around by staff and bureaucrats while too often the voices of citizens aren't heard, respected or understood," added Mr. Francis.
"It is time to shake things up at City Hall by involving people of all parts of Raleigh. My campaign will offer voters a choice to do better -- Democratic leadership putting people first, fighting for our neighborhoods and working with our city's business and entrepreneurial community for job growth and economic expansion that touches every corner of Raleigh," stated Mr. Francis.
Mr. Francis is a native of Raleigh. He graduated from Sanderson High School and Princeton University and got his law degree from Duke University. He is a former federal prosecutor who launched a private law practice, now The Francis Law Firm, PLLC, in 1994. Mr. Francis was appointed and served on the City Council in 1993. He is a founding Director of North State Bank. He has been active in numerous, business, civic and community affairs. He has been married to his wife, Marvea Francis, for 26 years and they have three adult children, Taylor, Logan, and Charles II.
Mr. Francis launched his campaign website at www.FrancisforRaleigh.com.