Forum Open Thread: Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education

Welcome to the open thread for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education candidate forum happening on October 11, 2015. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are eight candidates running for four seats:

  • Joal Hall Broun
  • Rani Dasi
  • Gregg Gerdau
  • Pat Heinrich
  • Margaret Samuels
  • David Saussy
  • Annetta Streater
  • Theresa Watson

You can observe the forum at

This Week in OrangePolitics: October 12-18

All elected bodies have meetings this week. The Board of County Commissioners will discuss mechanisms to pay to extend sewer to residents of the Historic Rogers Road neighborhood. The Chapel Hill Town Council will discuss the latest request for a neighborhood conservation district. 

Our last online forum will take place on Sunday at 7:00 pm for the candidates for the Chapel Hill Town Council. A number of other candidate events are happening as well. Check our calendar.


Write in candidate for School Board

 I attended the meet and greet forum for school board candidates at the library tonight. Two arrived late. Also Al Baldwin spoke. He is a retired school teacher (we both worked at Chapel Hill High School and he also worked at East CHHS). He announced he is running as a write in candidate because he is very disturbed about what is happening to teachers in the district. He noted that many are afraid to speak up about concerns that they have about education at their schools and in the district.  I look forward to hearing more from him.

Forum Open Thread: Chapel Hill Mayor

Welcome to the open thread for the Chapel Hill Mayor candidate forum happening on October 4, 2015. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are three candidates running for one seat:

  • Pam Hemminger
  • Gary Kahn
  • Mark Kleinschmidt

You can observe the forum at

This Week in Orange Politics: October 5-11

The Carrboro Board of Alderpersons and the Board of County Commissioners will meet this week. Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education, however, do not meet. The Orange County Board of Education will be holding it's board retreat on Tuesday. A number of forums or candidate meet & greets are scheduled this week as well, including our Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board forum on Sunday. Join us.


What We're Reading: October 2

Here are few things we've been reading this week.



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