Pam Hemminger won by a landslide against write-in candidate Eugene Farrar. Hemminger will serve her second term as Mayor, and secured 92 percent of votes according to unofficial results from Orange County precincts.
Hemminger was excited and honored to receive support from the community and said the last two years as mayor have been an incredible experience.
“I just see such a bright future for Chapel Hill,” she said. "We are a creative, inclusive community that try to do even more and I love that about us. We’re a community that cares and so being able to take that energy and focus that into something that's productive for our community is where we’re heading.”
She said she had felt strong and confident about her campaign and had been looking forward to implement and continue initiatives such as arts programs, the University’s Arts Everywhere program and the town is working on starting a teen task force.
“We have a civil rights commemoration task force going on right now, and then just a lot of continued changing on how we bring that more commercial space to Chapel Hill to diversify our tax base,” Hemminger said. “We have a strategic plan for affordable housing that I’m very excited about as well.”