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Here's who's running in this fall's local elections

As election season ramps up in Orange County, The Daily Tar Heel has begun compiling a list of candidates to watch for before you head to the polls

<p>Frank Porter Graham School during election day in 2018.</p>
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Frank Porter Graham School during election day in 2018.

The 2019 election season is officially under way, as municipal and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education candidates filed to run from office from Friday, July 5 to Friday, July 19. 

Here is the list of this year's candidates.



Chapel Hill Mayor

Name: Pam Hemminger

Date of filing: July 8, 2019

Current position: Chapel Hill mayor

Website: https://www.facebook.com/mayorpamhemminger


Name: Joshua Levenson 

Date of filing: July 16, 2019




Carrboro Mayor

Name: Lydia Lavelle 

Date of filing: July 5, 2019

Current position: Carrboro mayor

Website: http://www.lydialavelle.com/




Hillsborough Mayor

Name: Jennifer Weaver 

Date of filing: July 5, 2019

Current position: Hillsborough mayor pro tem

Website: https://www.facebook.com/JennWeaverForTownBoard




City of Mebane Mayor

Name: Ed Hooks

Date of filing: July 8, 2019

Current position: Mebane mayor pro tem




Chapel Hill Town Council (four seats available)

Name: Jessica Anderson

Date of filing: July 5, 2019

Current position: Chapel Hill mayor pro tem

Website: https://www.jessicaforchapelhill.com/


Name: Sue Hunter

Date filing: July 15, 2019

Website: https://www.hunter4chapelhill.com/


Name: Tai Huynh 

Date of filing: July 5, 2019

Website: https://www.taiforchapelhill.com/


Name: Nancy Oates 

Date of filing: July 8, 2019

Current position: Chapel Hill Town Council member

Website: https://www.reelectnancyoates.org/


Name: Michael Parker

Date of filing: July 9, 2019

Current position: Chapel Hill Town Council member

Website: http://www.parker4ch.com/


Name: Amy Ryan

Date of filing: July 19, 2019


Name: Renuka Soll

Date of filing: July 5, 2019

Website: https://www.renukasoll.com/




Carrboro Board of Aldermen (three seats available)

Name: Matthew Clements

Date of filing: July 8, 2019

Website: https://www.facebook.com/matthew4freedom/


Name: Steve Friedman

Date of filing: July 5, 2019

Website: https://www.carrborosteve.com/


Name: Matt Neal

Date of filing: July 19, 2019


Name: Susan Romaine 

Date of filing: July 5, 2019

Website: https://romaineforcarrboro.com/


Name: Damon Seils

Date of filing: July 11, 2019

Current position: Carrboro alderman

Website: http://damonseils.org/


Name: Sammy Slade

Date of filing: July 16, 2019

Current position: Carrboro alderman




Hillsborough Board of Town Commissioners (three seats available) 

Name: Mark Bell 

Date of filing: July 5, 2019

Current position: Hillsborough commissioner

Website: https://www.facebook.com/MarkBellForTownBoard/


Name: Matt Hughes 

Date of filing: July 5, 2019

Current position: Hillsborough commissioner

Website: https://www.matthugheshsbo.com/


Name: Evelyn Lloyd 

Date of filing: July 5, 2019

Current position: Hillsborough commissioner

Website: https://www.facebook.com/EvelynLloydforHillsboroughTownBoard


Name: Kevin Mason

Date of filing: July 18, 2019




Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education (four seats available)

Name: Rani Dasi 

Date of filing: July 5, 2019

Current position: CHCCS Board of Education member

Website: https://www.dasiforschoolboard.com/


Name: Andrew Davidson

Date of filing: July 16, 2019

Website: https://www.facebook.com/andrewdavidsonforschoolboard


Name: Carmen Huerta-Bapat

Date of filing: July 19, 2019


Name: Jillian La Serna

Date of filing: July 19, 2019


Name: Ashton Powell

Date of filing: July 18, 2019


Deon Temne

Date of filing: July 17, 2019


Louis Tortora

Date of filing: July 17, 2019


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