Pierce Freelon Could End Up on the Durham City Council After All | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Pierce Freelon Could End Up on the Durham City Council After All

Posted by on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 3:29 PM

Pierce Freelon, the musician and entrepreneur who energized progressive voters in Durham's mayoral primary, says he'll apply for the city council seat that will open up when council member Steve Schewel is sworn in as mayor.

Freelon, who did not garner enough votes in October to advance to Tuesday's general election, made the announcement on social media today.

"For everyone who has been asking me 'what’s next?' here’s your answer: #WeAintDone," he wrote.

Freelon won about 16 percent of the votes cast in the primary and says he's spent the past month recharging after a busy election season. In the post, he urged supporters to reach out to members of the city council, who will interview and ultimately select the person who finishes out Schewel's unexpired council term. Schewel and other council members elected Tuesday will be sworn in on December 4.

"As a member of City Council, I will continue to work for the priorities we outlined in our Plan For Durham, which is rooted in the principles of: inclusive Community, equitable Growth, vibrant Youth and accountable Love. I am excited about Durham’s future—but there is still much more work to be done," he writes. "Stay tuned over the next two months."

Any other takers? 

Tags: , , , ,

Pin It

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Comments

Fine work, Mr. Billman. Your readers are probably aware that most of the NC conservative shenanigans can be laid at …

by growlybear on The Republican Power Plays at the Heart of N.C. Politics (News)

I have very little patience for the empty-headed Pro-poison crowd, which is begging the government to take everyones rights away …

by DoritoReiss on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

Most Recent Comments

Fine work, Mr. Billman. Your readers are probably aware that most of the NC conservative shenanigans can be laid at …

by growlybear on The Republican Power Plays at the Heart of N.C. Politics (News)

I have very little patience for the empty-headed Pro-poison crowd, which is begging the government to take everyones rights away …

by DoritoReiss on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

About time some one fixed this.

by Bob Schroeck on Durham Attorney Scott Holmes Challenges N.C. Court Fees as Unconstitutional (News)

And I'm just getting started- What do you think of a society that ritualizes placing its babies -their most vulnerable, …

by Nellie McFarlane De Jong on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

Feel free to put your faith in pharmaceutical products if you want to live like that. I prefer not to, …

by Nellie McFarlane De Jong on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation