Branch Confirms Candidacy
Excerpt from Raleigh’s News and Observer March 6th Article—
The first new candidate in this fall’s Raleigh City Council election race has emerged.
Corey Branch, 37, confirmed in an interview that he would run in District C, which covers Southeast Raleigh. The would-be incumbent, Councilman Eugene Weeks, hasn’t yet launched a campaign.
Branch, a network technology manager for AT&T, previously challenged Weeks in 2011, taking a third-place finish. A 2000 graduate of N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University, Branch was raised in the district and wants to bring “fresh leadership,” he said.
Branch cites his engineering background as a strength, saying, “Government should be about finding solutions to problems.” He heads the nonprofit Marrkens Development Center and is on the board of WakeUP Wake County.
One of his goals is economic development. He wants to see the city market Southeast Raleigh more heavily. He also calls for improved bus service in the district.