Candidates are already preparing for the Carrboro Town Council elections on Nov. 7, 2023.
Mayor Damon Seils and Mayor Pro Tempore Susan Romaine have announced that they are not running for reelection, leaving their seats open. The Carrboro Town Council consists of 7 seats — including the mayor and mayor pro tempore. Four of these seats are up for election in November, including the two currently open seats.
Sammy Slade, who has served on the Carrboro Town Council since 2009 and whose seat is up for election, has not announced whether or not he will be running for reelection.
Candidate filing officially opens on July 7 for this year's municipal election. Elections for Carrboro Town Council and mayor will be held on November 7. Below are the candidates who have announced their run for open seats.
Barbara Foushee, a current town council member, is running for the open mayor spot in this upcoming election. She is currently the only person who has announced their candidacy for the seat.
“I'm going to answer the call to serve, and the next level is the mayor seat,” she said.
She said her platform is based on community building — including issues like affordable housing, stormwater management, local and regional transit, race equity, climate action and environmental justice.
She said that service has been a part of her life for many years from serving with her sorority, Zeta Phi Beta, to being on the town council and now running for mayor.