Patrick Buffin

Keep Raleigh Moving Forward


We live in one of the most dynamic and fastest growing communities in the country. Raleigh is home to research universities, tech companies, music festivals, and think tanks. We’re a destination for families and businesses. We got here with great leadership. Visionary city leaders revitalized our downtown, invested in infrastructure and parks, preserved open space, and welcomed entrepreneurs.

But our work is not done.

Rapid growth and change in Raleigh has brought challenges like traffic congestion, crumbling infrastructure, and housing affordability. I believe that these challenges are complex and require bold action from our City Council. But I do not believe I have all the answers. That's why I am inviting you to join a conversation about how we can work together to keep Raleigh moving forward.

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I want to hear from you!

What issues are most important to you?


Growing traffic congestion is stealing our quality of life. Let’s spend more time with our families and less time in traffic. We need fresh ideas to transform our streetscapes to make them more friendly to pedestrians and people on bikes, and to reduce our commute times.

Managing Growth

63 people move to Wake County every day, and many of them come to call Raleigh home. We need a sense of urgency to investing in infrastructure so we are prepared to welcome our new neighbors.

Housing Affordability

Raleigh’s current future puts a safe, affordable home out of reach for hard working policemen, firefighters, and other workers who are a part of our community. We need bold action to protect the fabric of our community, the hard working folks that make Raleigh special.

City Budget

Our city budget is strong today. We need leaders who understand more than the good news - we need leaders with the vision to prepare for the challenges of the future and invest in our infrastructure.


We need leaders that are open-minded, and ready to embrace change.

Other Issues

What are you passionate about?


Kernersville, NC
Years in Raleigh
State of NC
NC State University; NCCU School of Law
Rachael (life partner), Jones, Dixon, and Lilly (furbabies). Richard and Mischael (parents), William and Emily (brother and sister), 3 nephews (Colt, Owen, and Liam)
Public Service
Current Member of the Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Greenways Advisory Board; past HOA President; former Adjunct Instructor, Wake Technical Community College.


What seat are you running for?

I am asking the voters of Raleigh District A to trust me as their representative on City Council. District A encompasses most of North Raleigh, where I have lived for over 10 years. View a map of our City Council Districts.

When is the election?

The date of the election is Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Learn more about election day and early voting from the Board of Elections.

How do I register to vote?

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