Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker announced today he's not running for re-election, but there's still no official word on the status of his wife, Wake County school board member Anne McLaurin.
McLaurin has publicly said she hasn't made up her mind about running for another term this year. McLaurin isn't at today's school board meeting because she's on jury duty, which also kept her from attending Meeker's announcement.
Regardless, it's less likely that there will be a repeat of 2007 when only one candidate ran in District 5. But, depending on the redistricting, this would still likely be an easier seat for the Democrats to retain than some of the others on the October ballot.
McLaurin was dismissed from jury duty today after she wasn't placed on a panel. She showed up later at the school board meeting and said she had not made up her mind yet about running for re-election.