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Endorsement Thread 2014: Who Are You Voting For?

Travis Crayton's picture

As of 9am today, early voting in the May 2014 primary election is underway. That means it's time for the annual OrangePolitics endorsement thread where we ask you, if you feel so inclined, to share with the community who you are voting for (or would vote for) and why.

Here is our list of all of the candidates with links to their websites and social media. You can also review all the information about this year's races that we have here on OP, including:

As always, this is a special-rules post. The rules: Only write who you're voting for (and why, if you like). You may also list the people you would vote for if you lived in their districts. Do not refer in any way to to any candidates you are not supporting. If you don't follow the rules, your comment will be removed. You're free to critique the candidates through comments on other posts or by posting your own blog entry. In fact, you're warmly invited to do so!

Sierra Club Issues Endorsements in Orange County Races

Jeff Miles's picture

The Orange-Chatham Group of the Sierra Club issued endorsements in some of the upcoming Orange County primary races last night. Their picks were Barry Jacobs and Mark Marcoplos for the Orange County Board of Commissioners and Bethany Chaney for the Carrboro Board of Aldermen. Here's more from the Sierra Club press release:

Indy endorsements are out!

Ruby Sinreich's picture

And I can't say I disagree with them much. (But I do have some quibbles. More about that when we post our annual Endorsements Thread soon.) Here's an overview of their picks (which you already know if you follow us on Twitter): 

Hintz endorsed by NC AFL-CIO

ldhintz's picture
I'm happy to report that after completing the interview process I was endorsed by the Triangle Central Labor Council and the NC State AFL-CIO.  Historically one of the best ways to raise average income is to have more of the labor force unionized. As a Council Member I want to make sure that town employees receive a fair wage and that disputes are settled fairly. North Carolina prohibits public employees from engaging in collective bargaining however it is important for the town to listen to employees and learn from their experiences in doing their job. It is

The Transit Referendum: Support and Opposition

Jason Baker's picture

For better or for worse, our local media works hard to give equal air time to both sides of the story. Some may fault them as giving too much voice to an opinion which represents a small minority of residents, others may thank them for giving life to a discussion. Regardless of what you think, it's sometimes difficult to cut through the noise. So where does the community stand on the whole?

Take my endorsements, please!

Ruby Sinreich's picture

Early voting is well underway, and many of you have already made up your minds about who to vote for. This is our annual special-rules post to learn who your favorites on this year's ballot. Here's OP's 2012 candidate list including links to all of their websites. And our eletion info in general is at orangepolitics.org/elections-2012.

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