Steve, DeDreana, John and Vernetta

Earlier this week, more than 400 PA members--our friends, family and neighbors--voted to endorse Steve Schewel for mayor and DeDreana Freeman, John Rooks, Jr. and Vernetta Alston for city council.

The People's Alliance PAC issued endorsements for the mayor and city council are chosen by a democratic vote of our membership.  Candidates also submitted People's Alliance PAC questionnaires and were interviewed by a committee of People's Alliance members.

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Mayor and Council Elections Underway

Filing has now closed for the upcoming Durham City mayor and council ward seat elections.  With four of seven council votes in the balance, the future of Durham is at stake in this election.

After fifteen years as mayor, Bill Bell has announced his intention to retire.  Who will fill his shoes?  Seven candidates filed for office.  Among them, Farad Ali, Steve Schewel, and Pierce Freelon are well known, but Tracy Drinker, Shea Ramirez, and Sylvester Williams should not be discounted.  Mike Johnson also filed but since has informed PA PAC that he will drop from the race.  From the remaining six, who will PA PAC endorse?

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2017 Municipal election questionnaires

Each election, PA PAC develops a candidate questionnaire to better understand the candidates' positions on the important issues facing Durham.  The questionnaires and resumes received to date from candidates for mayor and city council are available below.  

Register for the PA PAC candidates endorsement meeting on August 29

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2017 Durham candidates for mayor and city council

The complete list of candidates that have filed for the office of mayor and wards 1, 2 and 3 city council has been posted by the Board of Elections.

The candidate list is available here

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