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.


Indy Week Endorsement

I'm pleased to learn that the Independent Weekly, Indy Week as it's known around here, has endorsed my candidacy for re-election for an At-large seat on the Cary Town Council.

From the article:

"He's a smart, consensus-building public servant who, in the words of Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, "understands the complexities of blending environmental interests with business interests, has the experience and integrity to do the right thing at the right time, and is not afraid to stand up for what he believes."

 Thank you, Indy Week.

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Absentee ballots

requestabsentee.jpgGet your absentee ballot now!

If you will be out of town or unavailable to vote on October 10th - you can vote early, or request an absentee ballot until October 3rd.

Go to WakeGov to fill out the form, and you can email the ballot in to receive it in the mail.


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Recent Endorsements


It is an honor to receive the endorsement of the Cary Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association in the upcomingOctober 10th Cary Council At-Large election.  I am proud to have earned the trust of this organization but even prouder of the work that their members do day after day to keep Cary among the safest communities in the United States."

According to Cary Chapter and Division President Randy Byrd, "We are proud to endorse Ed Yerha in his re-election bid for an At-Large seat on the Cary Town Council.   Ed has a proven track record of community service and a unparalleled approach to listening, gathering information, and involving appropriate stakeholders in the public process.  Ed also has demonstrated that the input and support of law enforcement officers is a critical component of this process.   A vote for Ed is a vote for those officers and the citizens they serve."

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New Endorsements

I am so pleased and humbled to have received three major endorsements for Cary's October 10 election.  These include:

  • Cary Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association
  • Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County
  • Wake County Democratic Party

I'm honored to not only have the endorsement from these local organizations that support a broad array of folks across Cary, but also by the dozens of citizens who have publicly endorsed my candidacy. 

Thank you for your support!

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Filing for office

Ed_filing_with_Vicki_and_Jack.JPGFour years ago, I was honored to be elected to the at-large seat on the Cary Town Council to which I was first appointed in 2012. I believe that we need steady, proven leadership to continue to move Cary forward and ensure that our town remains one of the best places to live, work and do business in this nation. It has been my privilege to listen, learn and work hard to ensure that all of the people of Cary are fully represented at the Council table. If re-elected to another term, I will continue to advocate for citizens, not for special interests. I will ensure that Cary’s future enhances the high quality of life that our citizens have come to expect.

As I was filing to run for re-election yesterday I enjoyed being with Cary Councilman Jack Smith and Morrisville Councilwoman Vicki Scroggins-Johnson doing the same.