Forum Open Thread: Orange County Board of Commissioners

Welcome to the open thread for the Orange County Board of Commissioners candidate forum happening on April 27, 2014. Comments on this post will open at that time. This forum is for candidates running in the Democratic primaries for the County Commission.

There are three separate races for one seat each: 

District 1

  • Mia Burroughs

District 2

  • Mark Marcoplos
  • Earl McKee

At Large

  • Bonnie Hauser
  • Barry Jacobs

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Total votes: 27


Ten minutes left in the forum. I'm hoping the candidates are asked about their thoughts on Rogers Road remediations. 

that work for you?

Thanks Kirk!

Is Gary Kahn still running as a Republican in the Nov. District 1 race? 




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This Week in Orange Politics

It'll be a busy week across Orange County this week. The Carrboro Alderfolks will discuss bicycle-friendliness and the Lloyd Farm propery mediation process, while the Chapel Hill Town Council will get an update on UNC-related development. Both school boards will review the student performance data recently released by the state, while the Hillsborough Town Board will get an update on the Colonial Inn. The county commmissioners will meet with the Mebane City Council on public transportation and the Buckhorn EDD, and will get an update on Southern Branch Library in a serperate meeting.

CHALT and the Sierra Club/Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce/WCHL will hold candidate forums for Chapel Hill candidates.

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