Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy has endorsed mayoral candidate Mark Kleinschmidt.
Kleinschmidt is the candidate whose vision is most in line with the historic vision of the town, Foy said.
"I think Mark understands the balance we need," Foy said. "It's easy to make all sorts of promises in a campaign and a lot more difficult to be a good judge of priorities."
The endorsement is another note of support for Kleinschmidt from traditional political forces in Chapel Hill.
In the election, forces in the local business community have endorsed and funded Town Council member Matt Czajkowski, while Kleinschmidt has received endorsements from the local branches of the Sierra Club and the NAACP.