WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce held a meet-and-greet with close to 30 candidates for office Monday at the Renaissance Centre.
(Photos by David Leone)
Dena and Randolph Moten of Wake Forest, center, talk politics with Wake County Commissioner hopeful Sig Hutchinson, left, and Soil and Water Board incumbent Marshall Harvey.
Susan Tillis, wife of N.C. Speaker of the House and U.S. Senate candidate Tom Tillis, laughs at a comment by chamber ambassador Bill Segreve.
Though Mile Reeve, left, and Jim Dyer were ostensibly at the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce's candidates meet-and-greet Monday night to learn about political figures, we're coming to the season in which they vie, good-naturedly, for a seat as well — both men play the role of St. Nick.
Wake Forest resident Matt Reck, left, talks details with Wake County Commissioner Paul Coble who is running for re-election this year.
Wake Forest resident and N.C. House District 35 Representative Chris Malone, left, chats with Thom Tillis supporters. Malone is running for re-election this year. He has served as a Wake Forest commissioner as well as a Wake County School Board member.
James Holding, left, shakes hands with U.S. Rep. George Holding, right, while state senate candidate Tom Bradshaw looks on.
Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison, left, talks with chamber board member Louis Mullinger.
If this little guy could vote, he'd cast his vote for his daddy, N.C. Senator Chad Barefoot. Barefoot is running for re-election in Senate District 18.
N.C. Representative (District 40) Marilyn Avila, left, swaps humorous tales with a forum attendee.
John Alexander, left, is running for N.C. Senate district 15, which was held for 10 years by retiring Senator Neal Hunt. With Alexander is Wake Forest resident Holden McLemore.
At left, Wake County Sheriff candidate Willie Rowe talks with N.C. Senate 18 candidate Sarah Crawford.