2019 PA PAC Endorsements for Mayor, City Council and Affordable Housing Bond

On Wednesday, August 21, nearly three hundred members of the People’s Alliance assembled at Shepard Middle School to determine which candidates would receive the PAC’s endorsement in the upcoming mayor and city council at-large elections. Members also considered the proposed affordable housing bond that will appear on the ballot this fall. Each contest was marked by difficult choices between candidates with real progressive values. The debate was robust and went late into the evening. It is People’s Alliance PAC’s long tradition that every member who wishes to speak gets a chance to speak. In the end, polling delivered strong support for the affordable housing bond and for these candidates:

Mayor: Steve Schewel

Vote to re-elect Mayor Steve Schewel in the general election scheduled for November 5, 2019.  Candidates for mayor will not be on the ballot during the October primary.

City Council at-Large (three seats)

Javiera Caballero

Jillian Johnson

Charlie Reece

We urge members to support these three city council candidates in the primary election scheduled for October 8, 2019 and in the general election scheduled for November 5, 2019.

Affordable Housing Bond - Vote Yes

Vote yes for the affordable housing bond in the general election scheduled for November 5, 2019.  This issue will not be on the ballot during the October primary.

2019 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 21

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2019 municipal endorsement meeting materials

PA PAC 2019 Municipal Election Endorsement Meeting

PA PAC members will meet at Shepard Middle School (2401 Dakota St, Durham, NC 27707) on Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 pm ET to debate and endorse the candidates for Durham mayor, three at-large city council members, the proposed affordable housing bond.

Doors open at 5:30 pm and all attendees must be current members of the People’s Alliance and must check in, join or renew their membership as necessary.  The meeting will start promptly at 6:30 pm ET. Please arrive early if you plan to sign up or renew on site.

Childcare and English/Spanish simultaneous interpretation will be provided as needed.  Please email [email protected] to indicate whether you expect to need childcare or interpretation services for this meeting.

Click here to RSVP,  read more about the endorsement process and membership requirements to participate in the endorsement meeting.



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