This morning local real-estate tycoon Billie Redmond is expected to announce her candidacy for Mayor. The CEO of Coldwell Banker Commercial TradeMark Properties is a long-time Raleigh resident and represents a new challenger for candidate and city councilor Nancy McFarlane.
Redmond is a registered Republican and an accomplished business woman, but lacks the political history that McFarlane has cultivated during her recent leadership on the city council. She does have an active history of working as a "Chamber of Commerce Republican," as Geary labeled her in his June 8th piece.
Redmond will serve as high contrast for McFarlane, an active poltician who has pushed progressive development practices, environmental responsibility, small business and transit options forwad.