Thank you for all of your contributions and support for my re-election campaign.

Running for election is always a team effort and I'm proud to be a part of your team -- and I hope to continue to earn your support as your At-Large Council representative.

I'm humbled by your support and friendship. I hope you will always share your thoughts and ideas with me so that we can continue -- together -- to make Cary the best place to live, work and play.


- Ed


I’ve been honored to serve as an At-large Town Council member for the past five years - listening, working hard and getting things done.  With your vote, I will continue to strengthen Cary today, while preparing for tomorrow and honoring our past.  I would appreciate your vote on October 10th.

Over the last 5 years, we’ve accomplished a lot in Cary, including:

  • Maintained the lowest property tax rate in Wake County
  • Maintained the highest possible bond ratings, allowing Cary to get the lowest interest rates
  • Brought thousands of good jobs to Cary
  • Completed the Academy Street streetscape project and Downtown Park phase one
  • Expanded parks and greenways, including the new Downtown Park and its signature fountain
  • Renovated the historic Cary Theater
  • Opened two new fire stations
  • Expanded the Cary Tennis Center and Wake Med Soccer Park
  • Hired a highly qualified Town Manager and Town Clerk 
  • Adopted the Cary Community Plan
  • Received numerous national accolades such as “Best City” and “Safest City”


I’ve led initiatives to serve citizens, including:

  • Established the Historic Preservation Commission
  • Launched the Aging Issues Task Force
  • Championed the Cary Garden for Wildlife and Green Neighborhoods programs
  • Worked with the Chamber of Commerce on large economic development opportunities
  • Cooperated with developers to preserve historic structures
  • Served as Council liaison to the Environmental Advisory Board, Historic Preservation Commission and 8 local and regional organizations
  • I’ve never missed a regular council meeting or work session and I’ve attended approximately 350 Council-related events each year


If re-elected, I will continue those priorities and:

  • Keep Cary citizens at the top of the organization chart
  • Continue to be one of the safest cities in America
  • Maintain our exceptional economic well being and financial health
  • Provide exceptional public services: police and fire protection, roads and sidewalks, water and sewer, garbage collection and recycling and inspections and permits
  • Advocate for a new western Cary Community Center
  • Redevelop the Cary Towne Center Mall
  • Establish the Eastern Gateway property as a premier and unique destination center
  • Continue the redevelopment of downtown including phase two of the park while maintaining harmony between the old and the new
  • Remediate stormwater issues
  • Accelerate construction of sidewalks
  • Address the evolving needs of our fast-growing aging population
  • Focus on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Work to combat the growing opioid abuse epidemic
  • Form a task force on trees and preservation of natural open space
  • Re-establish a heritage tree program
  • Support a vibrant arts and culture climate
  • Keep focus on our infrastructure (much of it now aging) throughout town
  • And, yes, advocate for more pickleball courts

I’m Ed Yerha, your Mayor Pro Tem and Council At-Large representative, and I ask for your vote on October 10.


  • From the blog

    Busy Week!

    This has been a busy week as we get closer to the Cary elections on October 10th.

    LEdYerha4-goodhopelecturn.jpgast Sunday, I attended the dedication of Good Hope Farm with councilmembers Jennifer Robinson, Jack Smith and Lori Bush. What a wonderful way to celebrate our heritage and preserve our land and open space for the future.

    Tuesday evening was a Town Boards and Commissions event

    Wednesday involved a proclamation with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

    Friday I attended the 20 year anniversary of the UNC Rex Cary Campus with councilmember Bush

    Saturday, I attended the Dragon Boat festival and the Kids Together Walk, Run and Roll for Inclusiveness. (Dragon Boat photo by Fire Rose Photography)


    I'm honored to be able to attend these many events as your Cary Mayor Pro Tem.