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2017 election results

FYI: I get this message: "The form has become outdated. Copy any unsaved work in the form below." Only 2 of the 3 candidates for council I supported this year won. All of the candidates are good folk and the winners will serve Chapel Hill well. Here are the election results for the last 4 cycles (eight years.) Voters can vote for up to 4 candidates for the Town Council. I ran and lost in 2013 which was the year with the lowest turnout: only 63% of this year's turn out. However, only about 17.5% voted this year. This is still a much lower rate than my hometown of Tiffin, Ohio.

2017 (about 7324 ballots)

Hongbin Gu 5,883 20.1%

Karen Stegman 5,684 19.4%

Allen Buansi 5,410 18.5%

Rachel Schaevitz 5,076 17.3%

Ed Harrison 3,767 12.9%

Maria T. Palmer 2,821 9.6%

Carl Schuler 560 1.9%

Write-In (Miscellaneous) 95 0.3%

 

 

 

 

 

2011 (about 6134 ballots)

Donna Bell 4,227 17.13%

Jim Ward 3,991 16.18%

Lee Storrow 3,915 15.87%

Matt Czajkowski 3,790 15.36%

Jason Baker 3,384 13.72%

Jon Dehart 2,446 9.92%

Augustus Cho 1,575 6.38%

DACA and Local Schools

I'm back to teaching at CHHS for a long term sub position. The school district just shared this about DACA.

"CHCCS Students, Staff and Families.

President Trump’s recent decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has caused a heightened sense of concern for many in our community. There are still unanswered questions and increased anxiety over what the future holds. 

Please know, NOTHING HAS CHANGED IN OUR SCHOOLS! Our schools are safe places where children can learn, play and grow. While government leaders debate the legal ramifications and potential appeals, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools remains – as always – committed to the safety and protection of our children.

We continue to welcome everyone, regardless of how they got here. If a student resides within the boundaries of our school district, then we will provide that child with a world-class education. We never ask about the immigration status of a student or family. In fact, we are not allowed to ask, nor do we have any desire for that information.

final listing candidates

Here is the link to the final listing of candidtates for local elections. Enjoy.

http://www.orangecountync.gov/departments/board_of_elections/2017%20Elec...

local candidates the first day

Candidates began jumping into the 2017 election Friday, the first official filing day.

How to contact US Senators.

I've been trying to email the US Senators and when I go to their webpages I get this popping up. Anyone know what this means?

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