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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Other Issues

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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.


"Patrick is ready to get to work on addressing issues such as the housing affordability crisis, managing growth in an intentional and effective way, and realizing the vision of the Dix Park Master Plan as a destination park for all. I hope you will join me in supporting Patrick's campaign!"

— Nancy McFarlane, Mayor of Raleigh

"Patrick is smart, hard-working, and ready to embrace the future. I have been impressed by Patrick's leadership on the City Parks Board and the perspective that he brings to the big challenges facing our community such as transit and housing affordability. He will make a great City Councilor for District A."

— Charles Meeker, former Mayor of the City of Raleigh (2001-2011)

"Patrick has the kind of long-term vision to plan for growth that we need to keep Raleigh, Durham, and the triangle region moving forward!"

— Rep. Hawkins (D-Durham)

"I know first-hand that District A needs someone experienced, hard-working, and deeply invested in our community representing them on council. Patrick is all of those things, and his leadership on the City Parks Board shows his readiness to handle our biggest issues on Day 1, like housing affordability and transit. I'm proud to give him my support to keep Raleigh moving forward."

— District A City Councilor Dickie Thompson

"In District A covering central north Raleigh, we recommend Patrick Buffkin...He says, 'We need to get back to talking to each other again.' Amen."

— Raleigh News & Observer

"Buffkin is plugged into issues important to this North Raleigh district and has a background in local Democratic politics. He’s likely to vote thoughtfully on key growth issues, too."

— Indy Week

Proudly endorsed by Triangle Apartment Association

Proudly endorsed by North Carolina Police Benevolent Association

Proudly endorsed by Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®


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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