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Our picks for Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham

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Wake County
On Nov. 4, Wake County voters will vote in runoffs for Raleigh council members from Districts B and D; Cary mayor and the Town Council at-large seat; and local officials in other municipalities in which The Independent is not making endorsements. For information on all races and where to vote, call the Wake County Elections Board at 856-6240 or go to msweb03.co.wake.nc.us/bordelec/default.htm.

Below are The Independent's endorsements, based on extensive research and detailed questionnaires sent to every candidate.

Raleigh City Council District B: Jessie Taliaferro
Raleigh City Council District D: Thomas Crowder

Cary Mayor: Julie Aberg Robison
Cary Town Council At-Large: Harold Weinbrecht


Durham County
On Nov. 4, Durham County voters will select a mayor, members of City Council and vote on four bonds and one referendum question. For information on where to vote, call the Durham County Board of Elections, 560-0700 or go to www.co.durham.nc.us/common/db-dept.cfm?ID=2 . Below are The Independent's endorsements, based on extensive research and detailed questionnaires sent to each candidate.

Mayor: William V. "Bill" Bell

City Council At-Large (3 seats): Eugene Brown, Diane Catotti, Diane Wright

School bond: Yes
Library bond: Yes
Durham Tech bond: Yes
Museum of Life and Science bond: Yes
Referendum on four-year terms for county commissioners: Yes


Orange and Chatham Counties
On Nov. 4, Orange County voters go to the polls in local races in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough, and to vote on five bond propositions in Chapel Hill and one in Carrboro. In Chatham County, voters go to the polls in Pittsboro to elect a mayor (and Town Board, but three candidates for three seats are essentially unopposed). In Orange County, for information on all races and where to vote, call the Orange County Board of Elections at 245-2350 or go to www.co.orange.nc.us/elect. In Chatham, call 542-9206 or go to www.co.chatham.nc.us/dept/elections/web/electionhome.htm.

Below are The Independent's endorsements, based on extensive research and detailed questionnaires sent to every candidate.

Carrboro
Mayor: Mike Nelson

Board of Aldermen: Joal Broun, Mark Chilton, Alex Zaffron

Sidewalks and greenways bond ($4.6 million): YES

Chapel Hill
Town Council: Sally Greene, Cam Hill, Andrea Rohrbacher, Bill Strom

Library bond ($16.26 million): YES
Streets and sidewalk bond ($5.6 million): YES
Parks and recreation expansion bond ($5 million): YES
Open space bond ($2 million): YES
Energy efficiency improvements bond ($500,000): YES

Chapel Hill/Carrboro
School Board: Jamezetta Bedford, Elizabeth Mason Carter, Michael Kelley, Ed Sechrest

Hillsborough
Town Commission: Eric Hallman, Evelyn Lloyd, Bryant Warren Jr.

Pittsboro
Mayor: Nancy May

  • Our picks for Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham

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