Baldwin Bows Out of Raleigh At-large Race; All Council Candidates Have Opposition

Baldwin Bows Out of Raleigh At-large Race; All Council Candidates Have Opposition

Mary-Ann Baldwin took herself out of competition for her Raleigh City Council at-large seat Friday, saying it’s time for her to move on and make room for a new generation of leaders.

Baldwin, 60, cited at-large candidates Stacy Miller III and Nicole Stewart of examples of strong, younger candidates.

“As Democrats, I really believe that we do a terrible job of cultivating our next generation of leadership,” Baldwin said, adding that she was sad about leaving her post on the council.

Baldwin said she will continue as executive director of the Holt Brothers Foundation, as well as serving on the advisory board of Innovate Raleigh and on the Wake Tech Foundation Board.

Baldwin’s decision leaves Russ Stephenson, the other at-large incumbent, to face a crowd of six opponents in Oct. 10 city elections.…

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