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Harold Weinbrecht

Harold Weinbrecht  Council Districts

 


MAYOR PROFILE
 

Name

Harold Weinbrecht Jr.

Street Address

105 Windspring Court, Cary, NC 27518
NOTE: All mail for Town-related business should be sent to the mailing address below

District

C

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing Address  

c/o Town of Cary, P.O. Box 8005, Cary, NC 27512-8005

Phone

919-859-0015 (home)
919-469-4011 (Town hall)

Email

harold.weinbrecht@townofcary.org
Mayor's Journal

 

VITAL STATISTICS

Place of Birth

Augusta, Georgia

Date of Birth

1956

Other placed (cities) lived

Augusta, Georgia

 

Number of Years as Cary Resident

From 1957-1967
Since 1987

Number of terms served on Town Council (including current)

First term: 1999-2003
Second term: 2007-2011
Third Term: 2011-2015

Expiration Date of current term

December 2015

Other political offices and/or appointments held, now or in the past

Chairman Cary’s Information Services Advisory Board, Cary’s Planning and Zoning Board, Wake County’s Growth Management Task Force

Current Employer

SAS Institute

Current Occupation

Programmer

Number of years in current job or current line of work

Since 1994

Other occupations or previous employers of interest

Simulations Engineer

 

EDUCATION

Degree(s) obtained

BS Computer Science, BS Mathematics

School(s) attended

NC State, Augusta College

Primary areas of study

Computer Science and Mathematics

 

PERSONAL

Marital Status

Married

Number of children

2 children

Number of school age children

0

Number of grandchildren

0

Church, religious denomination

Cary Presbyterian Church

Current Party Affiliation

Democrat

 

At first glance, Harold Weinbrecht seems like just another person from Cary.  He’s a husband and a father, and he holds down a fulltime job – in software, of course.  He coaches, teaches Sunday school, and is involved in his homeowner’s association. 

What makes Harold Weinbrecht just a little bit different from the rest of the men in Cary is that he’s also the Town’s Mayor.  But in Harold’s family, even being Mayor isn’t so unique; Mayor Weinbrecht’s uncle was former Mayor Fred Bond.  Clearly, service runs in Harold’s family.

A native of Augusta, Georgia, Harold has spent most of his life in Cary, coming here first as a child with his family then later as an adult while attending NC State University.  Since their marriage in 1987, Harold and his wife, Belinda, have lived and raised their two daughters in Cary.  And over these many years, Harold and his family have stayed in Cary because of its charm and sense of place, its natural beauty, and its people.

Wanting to keep Cary the wonderful place he’s called home for so long, Harold became active in politics in 1997 when he helped start a web site called Citizens for Balanced Growth where he wrote about Town government meetings and issues.  It was during this endeavor that he discovered that there were many people interested in the same things as he:  a slower growth rate; a stronger focus on roads, parks, and schools; and an increase in communication between citizens and their government.

In 1998 Harold was chosen as the first chairman of the Town Council’s newly formed Information Services Advisory Board, and in 1999 he was named to the Town’s Planning and Zoning Board. 

Harold ran and was elected to the Cary Town Council for the first time in 1999 as an At-Large representative. 

Then and now as Mayor, Harold believes that the role of local government is to maintain a high quality of life for its citizens by providing crucial infrastructure and valuable amenities.  And then as now, faith, family, and hard work are the things that keep Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht grounded and in touch with the real issues Cary citizens face each day.  Mayor Weinbrecht remains committed to managing growth, and he also believes in an open government where citizens have a strong and relevant voice.

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