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OP Candidate Questionnaire: Carrboro Candidates for Mayor

This election year, in addition to the two online forums we held, we have asked the candidates for Carrboro Mayor to complete a brief questionnaire. 

Here's a reminder of who's running:

  • Mayor Lydia Lavelle is seeking her third.
  • Challenger Mike Benson

Endorsements Roundup 2017

Organizational endorsements are rolling in, and early voting will begin soon. The spreadsheet below provides a summary of this year's endorsements. (We'll add others as they are announced.) Now it's time for the most important endorsements: yours!

Sierra Club Announces Chapel Hill, Carrboro Endorsements

Press releases containing the following endorsements were received this afternoon:

Chapel Hill Mayor: Pam Hemminger
Chapel Hill Town Council: Allen Buansi, Ed Harrison, and Karen Stegman
Carrboro Mayor: Lydia Lavelle
Carrboro Board of  Aldermen: Barbara Foushee, Jacquelyn Gist, Randee Haven-O’Donnell, and Sammy Slade

Forum Open Thread 2017: CHCCS Board of Education

Welcome to the open thread for the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Board of Education candidate forum happening on October 8, 2017 at 7pm. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are seven candidates running for four seats. There are three normal seats with four-year terms; the fourth-place finisher will fill the remainder of Annetta Streater's unexpired term.

  • James Barrett
  • Joal Hall Broun
  • Ryan Brummond
  • Calvin Deutschbein
  • Amy Fowler
  • Kim Talikoff
  • Mary Ann Wolf

The link to observe will appear on the homepage just prior to the start of the forum. UNC Law Professor Barbara Fedders will join us as our moderator to ask the probing questions. Don't miss it.

Forum Open Thread 2017: Chapel Hill Town Council

Welcome to the open thread for the Chapel Hill Town Council candidate forum happening on October 1, 2017 at 7pm. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are seven candidates running for four seats:

  • Allen Buansi
  • Hongbin Gu
  • Ed Harrison
  • Maria T. Palmer
  • Rachel Schaevitz
  • Carl Schuler
  • Karen Stegman

The link to observe will appear on the homepage just prior to the start of the forum.

We hope you'll use this open thread to post your thoughts and reactions. Also, if you want to propose additional discussion topics, you can reach the editors during the forum via TwitterFacebook, or the contact page. The forum moderator will have final say in question selection.

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