by Bob Geary
He's running for Raleigh City Council at-large.
He'll tweet you if you let him.
The mayor and two council seats are elected at-large; the other five council members are elected from districts. The at-large incumbents are Russ Stephenson and Mary-Ann Baldwin, both Democrats. They're both running for re-election. A Republican, Champ Claris, announced his candidacy recently. Sartain didn't list a party affiliation (city elections are officially nonpartisan); I'm looking for his voter affiliation on the State Board of Elections website. (Update: Just talked with him; Sartain is a registered voter -- actual first name Ricky, but goes by Lee -- and a Democrat.)
The election is in October. Filing starts next month.