OrangePolitics 2017 Online Forum Information

Due to time and capacity constraints, we will only be holding two online candidate forums this election cycle:

  • Sunday, October 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for the Chapel Hill Town Council candidates. Chris Brook, Legal Director with the NC ACLU, will be moderating.
  • Sunday, October 8th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board candidates. Barbara Fedders, UNC School of Law Professor, will be moderating.

We will be submitting candidate questionnaires to the candidates for Mayor of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough. We will post all answers on this site prior to the start of early voting on October 19th.

We are asking our readers to suggest questions for any of the races. Please share your ideas below in the comments or via Twitter or Facebook.

List of all 2017 Candidate Forums

Below is a list of Candidate Forums for candidates running for Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Board, Carrboro Board of Alderpersons, and Chapel Hill Town Council.

*We will add new forums and details as they emerge. If you have corrections, updates, and new forums to share, please post in the comments below and we'll update this post.

Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Board of Education Forums

Sept 23             Forum Sponsored by Booker Creek, Cedar Falls, Coker Hills and Eastside precincts 3:30pm – 5:30pm at                              the Chapel Hill Public Library

Sept 27             Orange County Democratic Party and Democratic Women of Orange County Forum 6:30pm at OWASA

Another Aspect of Equity: Our Town and County Advisory Boards

This article was posted on-line in the Herald-Sun on Saturday July 29, 2017.

More than 630 residents serve on our towns’ and county’s 71 advisory boards. Advisory board volunteers give their time and knowledge and provide an important service by helping our elected officials and staff make decisions that influence the vibrancy of our community.

According to the Town of Carrboro website, “These volunteers perform a vital role in our community by contributing their time, expertise and talent.... They serve willingly and without compensation. They interpret town codes, they counsel and advise elected officials and they listen to citizen appeals.”

Orange County’s advisory boards “assist the staff of Orange County in achieving a greater understanding of the nature and causes of community issues” and “promote public awareness of contemporary issues Orange County must address to achieve the Orange County Board of Commissioners’ goals and priorities.”

Amy Fowler Announces Candidacy for School Board

Dr. Amy Fowler has announced her candidacy for Chapel Hill Carrboro City School Board.

Why Am I Running Again? Let Me Count the Reasons

I love Chapel Hill, its beautiful tree-lined avenues, its festivals and celebrations, its Tar Heel pride and progressive, forward-thinking residents. I am seeking a second term on the Chapel Hill Town Council because I believe even a great community can be better. I believe we can make Chapel Hill better than it’s ever been.

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