Local Seats Up For Election in 2019: Who’s Running

The terms for Mayor of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough are all up this year, as well as seats on Chapel Hill Town Council, Carrboro Board of Alderpersons, Hillsborough Town Board and Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Board. Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle, Carrboro Alderperson Damon Seils, and Hillsborough Board Member Matt Hughes have all announced they will be running for election to their current positions. There are challengers for some of the seats up for election; so far they are Tai Huynh (CHTC), Jeff Charles (CHTC) and Susan Romaine (CBOA). See below for more information on who is up for re-election and what we know so far.

Chapel Hill Town Council

Seats up

  • Donna Bell – unknown
  • Michael Parker– running for re-election
  • Jessica Anderson– running for re-election (announced on social media on June 17th)
  • Nancy Oates– unknown


  • Pam Hemminger – running for re-election


  • Tai Huynh — announced on April 23, 2019 (Daily Tar Heel)
  • Jeff Charles
  • Renuka Soll

Carrboro Board of Alderpersons

Seats up



  • Susan Romaine announced on April 11, 2019 (Chapelboro

Hillsborough Town Board

Seats up

  • Mark Bell – unknown
  • Evelyn Lloyd – unknown
  • Matt Hughes – announced he will run for the seat to which he was appointed (News of Orange)


  • Tom Stevens – announced he will not seek re-election on June 12, 2019 (News of Orange)


  • Current Mayor Pro Tem Jennifer Weaver announced she will seek the Mayoral seat (News of Orange)

Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Board

Seats up

  • James Barrett - has announced he will not seek re-election
  • Rani Dasi - unknown
  • Pat Heinrich - unknown
  • Margaret Samuels resigned, Jean Hamilton is likely to be appointed to serve out her term - unknown whether Dr. Hamilton will run for the seat


  • none yet




Pam Hemminger announced in her weekly WCHL interview on April 18.

Renuka Soll announced a run for CH Town Council on May 24. 

In a Facebook post on June 9, 2019, Sammy annoiunced that he will seek re-election to the Carrboro Board of Alderpersons.
Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens announced today that he will not seek re-election. He has been the Mayor of Hillsborough since 2005. He suggested in his statement that Mayor Pro Tem Jenn Weaver is considering a run herself. Stay tuned!

Jess Anderson announced for re-election on the afternoon of June 17th via social media.

Jenn Weaver formally announced on Wednesday.


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