The race for the Carrboro Board of Aldermen’s soon-to-be vacated seat has begun.
Susan Romaine, a resident of Lake Hogan Farms for the past 15 years, has declared her candidacy after Board of Aldermen member Bethany Chaney decided not to run for re-election.
Romaine moved to Carrboro after a falling in love with the area during visiting her nephew at UNC in the spring. Since relocating from Alexandria, Virginia, Romaine has served as vice chairperson of the Orange County Democratic Party. She played a critical role in the founding of both PORCH, a grassroots hunger relief organization, and Orange County Living Wage, which promotes and certifies employers that pay a living wage.
Romaine said she’s running because of her community involvement and experience with local organizations.
“I would love to be able to bring some of these connections to the Board and use those connections to start looking for ways that we can foster more public–private–nonprofit collaborations,” she said. “Collaborations that will really benefit low and moderate income families in the community as well as locally owned small business.”