A Lifetime of Service
With 28 years of military service, Randy Stagner retired from the US Army in 2008 at the rank of full colonel. Following tours of duty in the 25th Infantry Division, the 82nd Airborne Division and the XVIII Airborne Corps, he served as a detachment commander, company commander, battalion operations officer, and battalion commander in the US Army Special Operations Command (Airborne), Ft. Bragg, NC. After battalion command, he was assigned to the Pentagon with duty at the State Department. His major deployments include Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia) and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Randy seeks to maintain Raleigh’s excellent quality of life while planning and resourcing for the City’s projected growth. In 2011, he was elected to the Raleigh City Council on a platform of public safety, transit and water quality. Randy served on the Council Committees of Law and Public Safety, Budget and Economic Development, and Comprehensive Planning. He was also the Council liaison to the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board, Stormwater Management Advisory Commission, United Arts Commission and Upper Neuse River Basin Association. He currently serves as a member of Raleigh's Watershed Protection Task Force.