The Cary News has a good look at several differences between the two candidates running for mayor of Cary — incumbent Democrat Harold Weinbrecht and Republican challenger Michelle Muir. 


Weinbrecht said Cary should invest in more “green” technology, such as solar panels and LED lighting, saying the initiatives bring jobs to Cary.

Muir said “sustainability is nice,” but job creation and improved service for residents are more important.

“I don’t agree with my opponent that we need to focus any more resources on sustainability,” she said.

On mass transit, Weinbrecht said light rail and buses would be “the future of this area.” Improved service to Cary’s train depot would allow denser development in the town core, he said.

Muir said while the town needs to help provide transit, Cary residents “have been consistently opposed to the types of solutions rail transit provides.”

The incumbent said municipal Internet service is a great idea, if it can be done cheaply, while the challenger called it fiscally irresponsible.