2014 readers choice results
Article updated: 4/9/2013 11:25 PM

Kownick captures Cary village president race

New Cary Village President Mark Kownick celebrates at his election night party in downtown Cary.

New Cary Village President Mark Kownick celebrates at his election night party in downtown Cary.


John Starks | Staff Photographer

 1 of 1 
text size: AAA
By Jeff Kuczora

Cary voters chose a new village president Tuesday, electing former trustee Mark Kownick over incumbent trustee Bruce Kaplan.

The contest came about when the current village president Tom Kierna decided not to seek re-election. Kownick won with 52.6 percent of the unofficial total (1,450 votes) to Kaplan's 47.3 percent (1,305 votes).


Kaplan, who will still retain the village trustee seat he won in 2011, said he was disappointed in the tone of the campaign and said the race should have been more about the issues and less about personalities.

"He (Kownick) put forth a strong effort. You have to give him credit, he had a good organization. It's just that the content of his message was negative," Kaplan said.

Kownick did not return calls seeking comment on his victory.

The new mayor is not a complete newcomer to the board. He was appointed trustee in 2009, but lost a re-election bid in 2011.

During the campaign, Kownick said his main goals were fiscal responsibility, making Cary a destination place with new developments and maintaining the village's services.

Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.

This article filed under

Latest Video


Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad



    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North



    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.