Democratic Women of Wake County
We are proud to endorse Councilman Rao and look forward to his continued leadership to our region and state.
North Carolina Police and Sheriff Alliance
The North Carolina Sheriff Police Alliance endorses Steve Rao for re-election to the Morrisville Town Council. We are the only North Carolina organization that keeps what we do for law enforcement officers right here in North Carolina. We are not affiliated with any out of state group or organization. All our efforts are on the behalf of law enforcement officers statewide throughout North Carolina. We stand with and for law enforcement and will stand with Steve Rao in his efforts to help make the daily lives of law enforcement officers and the public better.
Secretary of State Elaine Marshall
It was truly an honor for me to administer the oath of office to Steve Rao in 2011, and he is distinguinshing himself as a hard working Democrat in Morrisville and Wake County. The citizens of Morrisville will continue to benefit from his continued leadership and I am proud to call him a great friend and public servant.
Bob Etheridge, Former US Congressman and NC State Superintendent
Steve Rao represents leadership and vision for the next generation of our elected leaders. He is truly a public servant, and we look forward to his continued service to the citizens of Morrisville and his bright political future.
Charles Meeker, Former Raleigh Mayor
Steve Rao is a community leader who is doing an outstanding job during his first term on the Morrisville Town Council. Our community is fortunate to have individuals like Steve in public office.
Mayor Pro Tem, Gale Adcock, Cary Town Council
During his first term Steve has demonstrated business savvy, commitment to innovation and strong support of new infrastructure and amenities. His desire to strengthen Morrisville’s position in the Triangle as a great place to buy a home, raise a family and operate a business is clear.
West Virginia State Treasurer, John Perdue
I have known Steve Rao for over fifteen years and am proud to call myself one of his political mentors and friend. He is a brilliant, gifted man, who was a leader in our Charleston, WV community before he moved to the Triangle. I know Steve will be one of the best public servants and the citizens of Wake County and the Triangle are lucky to have him serve. Come back home, Steve. Open Governor seat in 2016!
Ambassador Shankar Sharma, Nepalese Ambassador to the United States
As the Nepalese Ambassador to the United States, I was honored to meet Councilman Rao, the first Asian American elected to office in Wake County, when he along with the Council hosted a visit and reception in Morrisville, and introduced me to many business and political leaders in North Carolina. Councilman Rao is reaching out to other regions of the world to strengthen global economic, cultural partnerships and the Nepalese community of the Triangle and North Carolina are grateful for his efforts. We look forward to his continued success and I look forward to many more visits to Morrisville and the Research Triangle.
Rev. Earl C. Johnson, Pastor, Martin Street Baptist Church
I am proud to call Steve Rao my friend, and a friend of our Community in Raleigh and Wake County. He has done well in his first term and we look forward to his continued growth as a public servant.
Wake County Commissioner, Caroline Sullivan
Steve Rao is working hard to make Morrisville one of the most dynamic towns in Wake County. We serve on the Council of Government to the Triangle J region, and in this role, I can see his committment to making Wake County the best region in the world to live, work, and play, sharing his ideas to grow innovation, jobs, and entrpreneurship and leveraging our global talent. Keep up the great work in Morrisville.
Jack Nichols, Former Chairman, Wake County Democratic Party
Steve Rao represents the type of Democrat we need in our party, one who appeals to moderates and independents, and brings business acumen and an innovative appraoch to the challenges we face in Wake County. I am proud of the work he is doing in Morrisville and look forward to his continued service.
Mack Paul, Former Chairman, Wake County Democratic Party
As one of the Triangle Region’s emerging leaders, Steve is energizing the next generation to engage in public life. He has made a positive impact on significant community issues in a short amount of time. I look forward to his continued contributions.
Rep. Duane Hall, NC General Assembly
I am proud of the work Steve Rao has done in his first term and proudly support his continued service to Morrisville and the citizens of Wake County. He always communicates with Legislators on issues which affect Morrisville. Keep up the great work Steve.
Suvas Shah, Land Use and transportation Committee and Hindu Society Volunteer
I am delighted to support Steve Rao for Town Council in Morrisville. I have known Steve for many years. He is a great leader and has selfless devotion to his work and service to improve the lives of people of Morrisville. He is talented and have entrepreneurship skills to bring Town of Morrisville in forefront of current technology environment.
Joel Graybeal, Morrisville CItizen, and MorrisVille Business Owner (Triangle Rock Club)
“Steve has taken the time to come to our business and understand what we’re trying to accomplish in Morrisville. Steve accelerated a Council Vote on approving a building issue for us ahead of the regular schedule. It’s great that a local Councilman has invested his time to build a strong relationship with me personally and professionally.”
Sheridan O’ Connor and Family, Morrisville Citizens
Steve Rao cares about the citizens, the community, and the future of Morrisville. Join me in supporting Steve as he seeks another term on the Morrisville Town Council. He has bi partisan support and appeals to the diverse needs and cultures of the Town that we call home.
Jim Gilroy, Morrisville Citizen, Breckenridge
Keep up he hard work, Steve for four more years.
Hill Carrow and Family, Morrisville Citizens, Weston Estates
We are pleased with Steve Rao’s accomplishments in his first term, his commitiment to new ideas, business acumen and support him for re election as he as been very effective as a Councilmember.
Shashikant Patel and Indukumari Patel, Morrisville Citizens, Shiloh Grove
We thank Councilman Rao on how hard he works for his constituents and look forward to fou more years of his leadership.
Davinder, Gurdeep, and Sarbjit Singh, Morrisville Citizens, Trolley Car Way
We support Steve Rao again for a four year term on the Council and we are very proud of hard he has been working for all of us.
Kamalendu and Shyamati Das , Morrisville Citizens
Steve Rao has worked so very hard on the Council and he will continue to do so over the next four years. Keep up the great work Steve. We support you for re election.
Krunal, Ashok, Viral, and Shrilokha Trivedi, Morrisville Citizens, Breckenridge
Councilman Rao graces his presence on 88.1 FM every two weeks, and we are always grateful to hear his views on a wide range of issues, and appreciate his hard work on the Council. We look forward to his second term and his continued leaddership.
Satbir Minhas and Family, Morrisville Citizens, Breckenridge Community
Councilman Rao has been a wonderful addition to the Council and also very helpful to the Triangle Cricket League and community. We support him for a second term, and thank him for his service.
Tom Raidford and Family, Morrisville Citizens
We commend Councilman Rao for getting much achieved in his first term. We like his new ideas, focus on small business and most recently, the Open Data Initiative to increase citizen engagement and drive more innovation in the region.
Arun and Pratima Dhalil, Morrisville Citizens, Breckenridge
We are proud of the hard work Steve is doing on the Council and for also being so accessible to our Nepalese community, hosting visits from the Ambassador and looking for long term partnerships between the Triangle and Nepal. We support Steve for another term and look forward to his bright future.
Michael Mcckinney, Friend
Councilman Rao has been actively involved in our community and we proudly stand behind him in his re election bid to the Council.
Dr, Maha Bhatta and Family, Morrisville Citizens
We are proud of the leadership Steve Rao is providing on the Council and also thank him for his being so involved and supportive of the Nepalese community of the Triangle. We support him for another term and look forward to his continued service.
Rajnikant Patel and Family, Morrisville Citizen,Breckenridge Community
We support Steve Rao for a second term and am glad we voted for him in 2011.
Ajay Rana and Family, Morrisville Citizens, Judges Bench Court
We want to thank Councilman Rao for his hard work on the Council and for always being accessible for his constituents. He is bringing new ideas to the Town and we appreciate all that he is doing and we support him for another four years.
Srinivas VASA and Family, Morrisville Citizens, Breckenridge Community
We support the work Steve Rao is doing on Council and look forward to his continued service.
Om and Sundha Dhingra, Morrisville Citizens, Weston Estates
We support Steve Rao on the Council and look forward to his continued service to the citizens of Morrisville and Wake County.
Curtis Smith and Family, Morrisville Citizens, Weston Estates
Steve’ s admirable efforts to strengthen the bond between business and government serves to better the Morrisville community by encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit.
Bhupendra Taylor and Family, Morrisville Citizens, Weston Estates
We support Steve Rao’s continued service on the Council and thank him for working hard in his first term. He has brought new ideas to the Council and we appreciate his hard work.
Kamal rachapadi and Family, Morrisville Citizens
Keep up the hard work Steve. We look forward to your continued service on the Council.
Ajay Dhatia and Family, Morrisville Citizens, Providence Place
Steve, we support all that you are doing for the Town and our community.
Hari Kuchibotla and Family, Morrisville Citizens, Downing RIdge
We support the work Steve Rao is doing on the Council and keep up with his daily efforts on his site, steverao.com. Thanks for all that you do, Steve, and we look forward to supporting you this year.
Joe BartletT and Family, Morrisville Citizens, Ridgemont
We are proud to call Steve Rao a friend, neighbor, and a hard working member of our Town Council. We look forward to his continued service on the Council!
Hemal Purohit and Family, Morrisville Citizens, Breckenridge
Councilman Rao has exceeded our expectations in his first term and we support him for another four years on the Council. We thank him for his continued leadership and hard work for the citizens and for his office hours every week.
Sanjay Sharma and Family, Morrisville Citizens, breckenridge,
Keep up the great work, Steve, and we look forward to your continued service on the Council.
Subhash and Manju Mittal, Morrisville Citizens, Breckenridge
Continue to work hard, and bring new ideas to the Town of Morrisville and thanks for always reaching out to your constituents. We look forward to your continued service on the Council!
Sailendra and Sunita Devakota, Morrisville Citizens, Providence, President of NCNC
Steve Rao has been an Ambassador for the Nepalese community and has also brought new ideas to Morrisville since he was elected. We were very grateful for him hosting the visit of the Nepalese Ambassador and he is always accessible to meet when issues come up that we need addressed. Keep up the great work, Steve and we look forward to your continued leadership on the Council.
Hiren and Rita Patel, Morrisville Citizens, Weston Estates
We are pleased with the hard work Steve Rao has engaged in since we voted for him in 2011 and also thank him for being so engaged with the community. We support him for another term on the Council.
Ravi and Savitha Upadhya, Morrisville Citizens, Weston Estates
Councilman Rao has made us very proud over the past two years, and we are glad we voted for him in 2011 to serve the citizens of Morrisville. We look forward to another four years of his leadership.
Tarkan and Gurjan Karki, Morrisville Citizens, breckenridge Residents
As Morrisville citizens and Nepalese Americas, we are proud of Steve Rao and his work on the Council and also being an Ambassador for the Nepalese community. We support him for another term on the Council.
Saleem and TasninE HusseINI, Morrisville Citizens, Breckenridge
Steve Rao has worked hard to stay in touch with constituents and we admire him taking the lead on advancing innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship in Morrisville. We look forward to supporting him again.
Sajan and Sheila John and Family, Morrisville Citizens, Ridgemont
Thanks, Steve, for serving on the Council and always being accessible when we have concerns, which we bring to your attention. We appreciate how hard you work and look forward to four more years of your service to the citizens.
Anil and Sashi Ambati, Morrisville Citizens, Ridgemont
We are proud to have supported Steve Rao in 2011 and believe that he has been a diligent public servant in his first term on the Council. We look forward to his continued service to the citizens of Morrisville.
Senthil and Jaga Kumar, Morrisville Citizens, Trolley Car Way
I am very proud of how Steve Rao is taking the lead on issues including entrepreneurship, economic development, and most recently, the Open Data Initiative, as we see him bringing new ideas to the Town. Thanks for your hard work Steve and we are glad we voted for you.
Chana Jawakrime and Family, Morrisville Citizens, Weston Estates
We are proud to have voted for Steve Rao in 2011 and appreciate his hard work on the Council. I look forward to his continued service to the Citizens of Morrisville
Ed White, cEO, Field 2 Base, Owner/Developer, Town Hall Commons LLC
As a business owner and a real estate investor in Morrisville, I am delighted to support Steve Rao in his bid for another term as a member of the Morrisville Town Council. I have known Steve for 10 plus years and have worked with him as a business person as well as a Town Council member. Steve brings a very strong background from the business community to the Town Council and has demonstrated many times the ability to assemble the facts and then make decisions based on those facts that are in the best interest of Morrisville. With the experience of his current term and this business background, I believe that Steve is in a great position to serve all residents of Morrisville and provide leadership on many of the critical issues that come before the Town Council. Steve has used his business background to promote entrepreneurial activity in Morrisville which has been recognized by the Morrisville Chamber and members of the business community as key to future job growth that benefits all residents of Morrisville and the surrounding areas.
Karl THor, President, EFFLUX Pharma,HOTTIES Program
I would like to thank Councilman Rao for his support of programs that create a nurturing environment for biotech start-up companies in Morrisville such as the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce HOTTies (Heart Of The Triangle) program. I am impressed not only by his official efforts on behalf of the town, but his personal, unofficial continued support and enthusiasm in providing valuable contacts that have led to mutually beneficial relationships that increase all of our probabilities for success.
Jobs created in the biotech sector tend to provide higher socioeconomic returns to the community by attracting a highly-educated, well-compensated, socially-stable work force that has a vested interest in maintaining community support for education, environmental protections, and subsequent economic vitality. Numerous studies have shown that government investments in biotech industries provides one of the highest positive “returns on investments” (ROI). My colleagues and I expect to contribute to the economic success of Morrisville and the Triangle region while strengthening the cultural fabric of the town to maintain an environment that stimulates entrepreneurial growth. Without forward-thinking, hard-working, responsive representatives like Steve Rao, companies like mine might be drawn to more established hotbeds of biotech such as Boston, San Francisco, Washington DC. Steve, thanks again for faciltating an opportunity to live and work in this remarkable Triangle environment.
Mital and Sejal Patel, Morrisville Citizens, Addison Park
Steve Rao is one of the hardest working members of the Council, and we look forward to supporting.
Manoj and Nandini Pandya, Morrisville Citizens, Breckenridge Community
We thank Steve Rao for taking the initiative to run for office, win an election, and serve the citizens of Morrisville. He had made our community proud and we look forward to his continued service on the Council.
Vikram and DIvya Gulati, Morrisville Citizens, Union Ridge
We thank Steve Rao for his hard work for the Town of Morrisville and look forward to another four years of his leadership on the Board.
Chandrakanth Mehta and Family, Morrisville Citizens, wexford Community
We look forward to supporting Steve again!
Praveen and Sandya Chakkaraj, Morrisville Citizens, Breckenridge
We thank Councilman Rao for how hard he works for our Council and Town and am so proud of him serving as an elected official. I am glad I voted for him and plan to do so as long as he is in office.
Vijay Lanka and Family, Morrisivlle Citizens, Breckenridge
Steve, we support your efforts on the Council, and your focus on new ideas. Love your Open Data and Entrepreneurships ideas and do look forward to another fours years of your leadership for the Town.
Narayan Chinnipatla and Family, Morrisville Citizens, Breckenridge
We thanks Steve Rao for always being accessible for our Breckenridge community, and for many of the initiatives he is spearheading in Morrisville. We thanks him for his service and look forward to con
Pankaj Ladhe and Family, Morrisville Citizens
We are glad to have Steve Rao on the Council, driving for more innovation and technology in the Town, along with working hard for his constituents.
Hasmukh, Bhavana, Vinita, and Ronik Patel, Ridgement Community, Morrisville Citizens
We support Steve Rao and believe that he is working hard as a Councilmember in Morrisville, and we are very proud and glad and that we voted for him last year. Keep up the great work Steve!
Soumajit and Devyani Ghoush, Breckenridge, Morrisville Citizens
Councilman Rao has exceeded our expectations as a public servant, and we are proud of the work he is doing to build a brighter future for Morrisville residents. We are very glad we voted for him in 2011 and look forward to his continued service.
Srinivas and Phani Saripalli, Vista Brooke Drive, Morrisville Citizens
We are grateful for Steve’s hard work and committment to public service. Keep making our community proud, Steve.
Sanjay and Sonal Bhalodia, Trolley Car way, Morrisville Citizens
Steve Rao has made our community very proud and he has worked hard as a member of the Morrisivlle Town Council. His diligent efforts have set a great example for other elected officials, and we look forward to another term and a bright future for him as a public servant.
Ed and Ana Martinez, Trolley Car way, Morrisville Citizens
We were honored to vote for Steve Rao in 2011 and have been quite impressed with how hard he has worked in his first term, bringing new ideas to Morrisville, and keeping in touch with our neighbors on a regular basis. My wife and I support him and look forward to his continued service to the citizens of Morrisville.
Jason Hare and Family, Morrisville Residents, Breckenridge Community
I had the pleasure of meeting Steve at the Cary Open Data Day event. Steve “gets it” regarding the role of technology in government. In a few short months Steve is now leading efforts to adopt a open data resolution and got the right people behind him. Steve Rao has the energy, dedication and knowledge to make Morrisville an innovation destination. I am proud to live in a community with his kind of leadership.
Arun K. Rai, Mukesh and Monica RaI Trolley Car Way, Morrisville citizens
Councilman Rao had worked hard since elected to address issues which concern Morrisville citizens, and stays in touch with our neigbors. We look forward to his continued hard work on the Council!
Giri Paramkusham and Family, Morrisville Residents, Mcrimmon at the Park
Steve Rao has been a great asset to our Council, bringing new ideas to Town Hall and providing the best service to his constituents seven days a week. We look forward to his continued service.
Creighton Blackwell, Chairman, Morrisville Innovation Foundation, trolley Car Way
As a Morrisville resident, and Chairman of the Innovation Foundation, I am proud of the work Councilman Rao has done since elected. He has worked hard for the citizens and is working hard to drive more entrepreneurship and innovation in Morrisville. Keep up the great work, Steve!
Jim Gillis and Family, Morrisville Residents, ridgemont Community
Steve Rao is one of the hardest working members of Council, and he has brought new ideas, and energy to the Board. He is always prepared for the meetings and we look forward to his continued service to the Town.
Gerard and Angie Falzon, Morrisville Residents, Ridgemont
We are proud to call Steve Rao a good neighbor and friend, and we think he has worked hard in his first term on the Council, also bringing new ideas to the Town in the areas of small business growth, entrpreneurship and technology. He is also very accessible to his constituents. Keep up the great work Steve.
Srinivas Aramenda and Family, Morrisville Residents, Providence Community
Steve Rao has worked hard on the Council, has been supportive of small business and has been very accessible to his constituents. He has made our community proud and we look forward to his continued service on the Council.
Bhinder family, Morrisville Residents, Ridgemont Community
We are very proud of the work Steve Rao has done since elected and he has made our community very proud. We really appreciate his visits to the Gurdvara temple, and look forward to his continued service on the Council.
Vance Campbell, PAST HOA President, Breckenridge and Morrisville Resident (1999)
“I find Steve to be passionate and very deliberate in his focus on assuring a positive path for our town and community. He brings a fresh approach and is genuinely concerned for our citizens, neighbors and families. It is a pleasure to know Steve and I have enoyed his intense energy in moving things forward.”
Cols Hasmukh and Ranjan Parekh, Ret. US Airforce, Morrisville Resident, Ridgemont
We are proud to have Steve Rao as a neighbor and as a member of the Morrisville Town Council. He has made our community proud, and we admire the work he is doing. Keep it up Steve and we do hope to see you continue in your role.
Sudi Smith and Family, Morrisville Citizens
I thank Councilman Rao for visiting me and the staff at Dorcas Ministries and for providing new ideas, every day, in his role on our Council.
Dr. Arvind and Bina Shah, Past President, Indian American Forum
I have known Steve Rao for over seven years and worked with him on a number of initiatives, when he was the President of the Indian American Forum for Political Education. We have seen him grow into a real leader, who works hard every day as an elected official, and has inspired our Indian American community of the Triangle, especially our youth. Keep up the great work Steve.
Tim Ashby and Julie McLaurin, Morrisville Citizens, Kit Creek Community
Steve Rao has worked hard in his first term on the Council and is always accessible to constituents and open to new ideas on how to address the challenges we face and to arrive at new, innovative solutions. We look forward to his continued service on the Council.
Nailesh and Meena Dave, Morrisville Citizens
Keep up the greeat work on Council Steve. We voted for you two years ago, and plan to do so again.
Madhu Rawal and Family, Morrisville Citizens, Abbey Fields Drive
My family and I have been very proud of Steve Rao, and his serving as an elected official in Wake County. He is an inspiration to our Community and works hard to meet our Senior Citizen group, once a month. We thank him for his service and look forward to more of it in the future.
Leon Washington and Family, Morrisville Citizens
Keep up the great work on Council Steve. We think you are doing a great job and look forward to an event brighter political future ahead.
Asif and Afsana Patel, Morrisville Citizens, Wexford Community
We are very proud the work Councilman Rao has done on Council, and commend him for taking the time to meet with our Islamic community in Morrisville, along with offering his vision on job creation, and the future of Morrisville. We look forward to his continued service on the Council.
Vidaya Raganathan and Family. Morrisville Residents, Breckenridge
We are very proud of how hard Steve Rao has worked on the Council. Steve has real vision on how to grow Morrisville into a global hub of innovation and global talent and keeps a big picture view of the progess we must make in our future We need his continued leadership on the Council.
Rajesh Uppalapatti, President, Triangle Cricket League, Morrisville Resident
I support Steve Rao and commend him on his service both to the citizens of Morrisville and the members of our Cricket league, both Adult and Youth members. Steve has been an advocate for our League, has always been approachable about our concerns and continues to work with us to being tournamnents to the area. We support Steve Rao and look forward to his continued leadership on the Council.
Desi Nikolava, Owner Champions Bar and Grill, Morrisville and Raleigh
Councilman Rao is an inspiration to the Bulgarian community of the Triangle and North Carolina as the first Indian American elected in Wake County. He has been a great supporter and has been very accessible to the Bulgarian community in Morrisville. We look forward to his continued service and his bright political future.
Mike and Sue Salim, Weston Estates, Owners, American Data Technology
We have known Steve Rao for over six years since both of us are in the technology industry and he has been a very close friend of the Muslim community. Sue and I knew that Steve would bring his strong work ethic from private industry to elected office, and we are also excited about his technology and entrepreneurship initiatives, which he is driving for the Town. Keep up the great work Steve and we look forward to your continued service.
Divayakant Gandhi and FamilY, Morrisville Citizens, Mcrimmon at the Park
We are very proud of how hard Steve Rao has worked since he was elected last year and for being so accessible. We support him in his election.
Richard Domann, Past President, Morrisville Rotary and Past Chairman, Cary Chamber
Steve Rao is one of the hardest working individuals whom I have ever known, who has an excellent reputation in the Triangle business and Technology communites and is bringing this experience to elected office. I support Steve Rao and look forward to his continued service to the citizens of Morrisville and the Triangle regio.
Dr. Raj and Rekha Makam, Past Chairman, SV Temple
As our first Indian American elected in Wake County, Steve Rao has set an example for our community on the value of public service. He has worked hard in this first term, and my family, and the SV temple family are proud of his achievments. Steve, we look forward to your continued service.
Kirtesh Patel and Family, Morrisville Residents
Steve Rao has worked very hard on the Council, and we have been pleased with his accessibility to residents, along with his new ideas.
Paige Sullivan, Founder and CEO, ConCert Telecom
Councilman Rao has been a great supporter of our venture and the Morrisville Innovation Foundation’s inaugural HOTTovation group as a whole. He has met with us multiple times to help our business succeed through his ever expanding network of contacts and resources both inside Morrisville and throughout the Triangle region. I appreciate everything Mr. Rao has done for us and hope that we can in turn support the local businesses in Morrisville.
PK and Mona Sridhar and family, Morrisville Residents, Weston Estates
We are very proud of Steve Rao and his achievments in his first term in office. After knowing him for over ten years, he brings dedication, energy, and strong leadership to this position, and we look forward to his continued service.
Guri Singh and Family, Morrisville Residents, Providence Place
Steve Rao has been accessible at all times to our Providence community on a number of issues, and has worked very hard to provide the best constituent service, while at the same time, leading Morrisville in critical areas, like entrepreneurship, global talent recruitment, and Information Technology. My family, and neighbors are proud of Steve and we look forward to his continued service to the Town.
Jason Faber, Morrisville Resident and Entrepreneur
Raising a familyand owning several businesses in Morrisville, I am pleased with the energy and enthusiasm which Steve Rao has contributed towards economic initiatives for entrepreneurs in our town.
Jen Surovy and Samra Busic-Janisch, Co-Founders, ChaPter 1
Councilman Rao’s vision to create a start-up incubator in Morrisville has produced measureable gains for our business idea in just a few months time. In addition to the time and advice he provides us, he has brought together a strong team that is truly committed to opening doors and providing strong business recommendations. Our business will become a reality in a much shorter time frame and will continue to engage the community of Morrisville thanks to Steve Rao’s vision and action.
Sai and Aparna Sudhini, Morrisville Residents, Preston Grande
We are very pleased with how hard Steve Rao has worked on the Council since his election, particularily his efforts to help small business growth, and to foster entrepreneurship in Morrisville, along with taking the lead in marketing our Town to other regions of the world. He is an asset to our Council and we look forward to his continued service to the citizens of Morrisville
Hitesh Patel and Family, Morrisville Citizens
I support Steve Rao and he has worked hard and I look forward to his continued service to the citizens of Morrisville.
Carleton Coleman, Hatcher Grove CHurch
I want to thank Councilman Rao for being so involved with our Hatcher Grove community. After he was elected, he has stayed in touch with our community, attended services, and recently helped run a tennis clinic for our youth. we look forward to his continued service and thank him for the leadership he provides the Town.
Roy Patel, Business Owner, Morrisville resident
I have known Steve Rao for ten years, and he is an avid supporter of our store on Morrisville Parkway, and has worked hard on the Council, and is a member of our BAPS family. We thank him for his service and look forward to his continued leadership for Morrisville.
Jagdish Singh, Morrisville Resident, Trolley Car Way
I support Steve Rao for Council because he has worked hard and devotes as much time as he can for his constituents. As someone from our Indian community, who serves in elected office, he has made us proud. Steve, keep up the great work.
Rabin Karki and family, Breckenridge residents
Steve Rao has been one of the strongest supporters of our Nepalese community and we are proud of the work he is doing on the Council, particularily his reaching out to Nepalese Ambassador Shankar Sharma and hosting a reception in his honor at Town Hall. Steve is now leading efforts to have the Ambassador come back to the area, and is also exploring how we can get a Regional partnership between Morrisville and Nepal. We support Steve for another term on the Council because of his hard work and new vision be brings for our Town.
Satish Garimella and Family, Breckenridge resident
Steve Rao is one of the hardest working members of our Council. His office hours, which he holds once a week, has been a great way for citizens to approach him about our concerns and he has been very approachable and active with our Breckenridge community, listening to us on the issues like Northwest Park. We are proud of Steve and he has exceeded our expectations in his first term. We support him for another term on the Morrisville Council
Member of the Morrisville Citizens Budget Performance Assessment Panel
Steve Rao is a conscientious, diligent, and concerned public servant. He takes the time to listen. He does thorough research to understand various aspects of individual issues. Steve’s business development experience enables him to provide up-to-date knowledge of current trends in business and technology as decisions are made to promote sensible economic development and growth in Morrisville. I am proud to have Steve Rao as a neighbor and friend and, I fully endorse him for re-election.
Immediate Past Chairman of the Morrisville Planning and Zoning Board
We have known Steve Rao for over six years and he is a tireless community representative who is caring, hardworking, and an aspiring leader not afraid of speaking for his constituents as well as for small businesses. He is true guardian of the business community and is doing his best to protect and secure businesses and entrepreneurship in the Town of Morrisville. We fully endorse and support Steve for another term as our representative on the Council.
I am delighted to support Steve Rao for Town Council in Morrisville. I have known Steve several years through his active participation at Morrisville Chamber events and a number of business activities. Steve has shown great leadership capabilities and will be fair in representing a very diverse group in Morrisville.
This is a very important election for Morrisville where the choice for Town Council will be significant in electing a Town Council that will move the Town forward with economic development and enhance the quality of life for all of its residents. I believe that Steve is a great candidate for Morrisville who can and will do the things needed for everyone that he re presents because of his business background.
Margaret E. Broadwell, Council Member, District 4
I fully support the re-election of Council Member Steve Rao. Steve has shown his leadership and dedication to our community continuously since he joined the Council. His inovative ideas and hard work on behalf of our citizens is refreshing and productive. I feel privileged to call Steve my friend.
I have known Steve Rao for a number of years and can vouch that he is one of the most dedicated individuals I have ever come across. In my role as former Attorney General and Secretary of State of North Carolina, I am asked on many occasions to endorse many officials and in almost every case I decline. In Steve’s case I make an exception because he will make one of the finest public servants for Morrisville.
Former Chairman of Morrisville Chamber & Morrisville Business Leader
Our system of government in the US requires elected representation. Only the truly selfless decide to devote countless hours away from their family and attempt to make change for the greater good of our townships and society. Steve Rao has dedicated many hours to making Morrisville and Western Wake County a better place by listening to our phone calls, emails and attending meetings. He is forthright and humble when he is correct on an issue and always brings an innovative approach to arrive at solutions to Town challenges. We need more elected officials like Steve and I am proud to enthusiastically support him in his re-election campaign.
Michael Schlink, Morrisville Town Council (District I)
Steve Rao is a proactive , hardworking, focused and result orientated councilmember. He is well respected and a trusted colleague who I support for re-election on our Morrisville Town Council.
Lee evans, Private Business Owner and Morrisville
Steve Rao has been a very supportive council member to the interests of private local businesses, like mine. Steve is a frontrunner in forward thinking and upward momentum. He has always gone out of his way to provide his time and support, whenever I had a question or need regarding my business or residential life in Morrisville. Thanks Steve, for all you’ve done for Morrisville and the residents here!
Saikiran Kollavennu, Morrisville Resident, Breckenridge Subdivision
I have known Steve Rao for a number of years and he has been an inspiration to our community, serving as the first Indian American elected official in Wake County. Steve has worked hard in his first term and has brought a new, fresh perspective to the Council, leading in the areas of entrepreneurship, job creation, and global talent. Thanks, Steve for all you do, and I look forward to more of your leadership in the years to come.
Cole Johnston & Brian Barrett
Juniors at Panther Creek High School; Co-Founders of the Upcoming JB’s QuickSports
Mr. Rao was a tremendous help towards my partner and I. With the amount of ample suggestions that he provided for our business idea, we have created a new business plan and can hopefully make our dream a reality. He showed us a completely new way to go about our work. You can tell that he genuinely cares about our business and really wants to help us achieve our goal. He has great work ethic and a great message for young entrepreneurs. We recall him saying, “Young entrepreneurs are the future of this worlds economy.” We know that he uses the best of his ability to better everyone else before himself and for that we thank him!