Candidate Vows To Run For Council In Two Years
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
November 5, 2003
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA--The good news for Karen Moye-Stallings this week was that she received 30 percent of the vote for City Council District B during Tuesday's election.
The bad news was that she came up 1,216 votes shy of winning the post.
It was the fifth time since 1997 that Moye-Stallings, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, has lost in the polls.
"I've come so close, so close," she said Wednesday. "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride."
While many of those who know Moye-Stallings say that she would have been a great representative on the council, some voters simply did not take the time to hear her message.
"With her handicap and communicating with people, you wonder if it would be a hindrance," one voter told the News & Observer.
Moye-Stallings considered the election results a setback, but not a defeat.
"I don't want people to think I'm a joke," she said. "I'm going to run, and run to win."