Why I am a Voter-Owned Candidate

During my campaign to be elected to the Chapel Hill Town Council this Fall, I have decided to be a Voter-Owned or VOE candidate.  Voter owned programs are sometimes called public funded or clean elections.  The basic premise is that in return for a commitment to limit spending on electoral campaigns, the public provides funds to the candidate for campaign costs.  I decided to be a VOE candidate because I believe the program supports basic tenets of democracy, fairness and accessibility.

OC Sales Tax Committee met for 1st time Tuesday to discuss work to pass the sales tax referendum in Nov. More to come...

Filing Day Open Thread

Today at noon began the 14-day filing period for candidates running for any of the 21 seats that Damon told us about. We'll celebrate the end of filing with the next OP happy hour on July 15th in Hillsborough.

Think we'll see any surprises? 

CHCCS School Board candidate orientation session

CHCCS will hold a Board Candidate Orientation on Thursday, July 28, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm in the Superintendent's Conference Room of Lincoln Center.  Lunch will be provided during the meeting.  The orientation will seek to familiarize candidates with rules and regulations related to campaigning, the roles and responsibilities of Board of Education Members, current issues in the district and ways of accessing background information about the district.  Candidates interested in attending this orientation should contact Assistant to the Superintendent for Community Relations Stephanie Knott at sknott@chccs.k12.nc.us or (919) 967-8211, ext. 28227. 


Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Superintendent's Conference Room, Lincoln Center

The 21 Openings of 2011

A total of 21 seats are available in this year's municipal and school board elections. As incumbents and newcomers begin declaring their intentions, a quick summary of what we're in for is in order. Below is a list of the municipal and school board positions that will appear on local ballots in November.



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