EqualityNC has just released their list of endorsed candidates for NC’s 2021 municipal elections. While many are included below, the complete list of candidates is available at their PAC site.

In the weeks leading up to the elections, ENC will continue to share updates and information about the candidates with qnotes and how you can connect with those in your area. 

Here’s some information about the timeline for elections:

A handful of cities are having elections on October 5, including the primaries for Durham and Burlington. In those cities, early voting has already started and will close on October 2. If you haven’t registered yet, you can register same-day at an early voting site. Most cities in North Carolina are holdng their elections on November 2, with early voting running from October 14 to October 30. The deadline to register is October 8 (register here), but you can also register same-day at an early voting site. You can find your early voting site here and your election day site here. And you can double-check when your city is voting here.

A Note on the ENC Endorsement Process

On August 23, ENC distributed an endorsement form, inviting candidates to apply by September 8. The questionnaire covers questions on LGBTQ issues, including healthcare, public education, economic justice, preemption, gun violence prevention, immigration, democratic ideals and policing.

After submission, ENC scheduled interviews with participating candidates who were given the opportunity to clarify responses on the questionnaire and speak to other issues crucial to their communities.  The Equality NC PAC subsequently reviewed all the information and voted on who to endorse. Any candidate that did not complete the two-step process was automatically not endorsed. 

While this is not an exhaustive list of LGBTQ+ or pro-equality candidates running in this election,Equality North Carolina acknowledges there are many other allies, pro-equality candidates and officials, the organization intend to work with, whether or not they have been endorsed in this list.

Candidates

Apex

  • Ed Gray, Apex Town Council
  • Audra Killingsworth, Apex Town Council

Asheboro

  • Todd Dulaney, Asheboro City School Board
  • Kathryn Thill, Asheboro City School Board

Burlington

  • Ian Baltutis, Burlington Mayor
  • Bob Byrd, Burlington City Council

Carrboro

  • Damon Seils, Carrboro Mayor
  • Barbara Foushee, Carrboro Town Council
  • Jacquelyn Gist, Carrboro Town Council
  • Randee Haven-O’Donnell, Carrboro Town Council
  • George Griffin, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School Board

Chapel Hill

  • Karen Stegman, Chapel Hill Town Council
  • Pam Hemminger, Chapel Hill Mayor
  • Paris Miller-Foushee, Chapel Hill Town Council
  • George Griffin, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School Board

Davidson

  • Ryan Fay, Davidson Town Council

Durham

  • Javiera Caballero, Durham Mayor
  • Marion T Johnson, Durham City Council
  • AJ Williams, Durham City Council

Fuquay-Varina

  • Bryan Haynes, Fuquay-Varina Town Council

Harrisburg

  • Diamond Staton-Williams, Harrisburg Town Council

Hillsborough

  • Jenn Weaver, Hillsborough Mayor

Holly Springs

  • Christine Kelly, Holly Springs Mayor
  • Carrie Randa, Holly Springs Town Council

Huntersville

  • Lance Munger, Huntersville Town Council

Reidsville

  • Dylan Moore, Reidsville City Council

Wendell

  • Deans Eatman, Wendell Town Council

Wilmington

  • Harper Peterson, Wilmington Mayor
  • Philip White, Wilmington City Council

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