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It's Primary Election Day: Watch One-minute Videos of the Candidates on The Chamber's Election Hub Before you go to the Polls

It's Primary Election Day: Watch One-minute Videos of the Candidates on The Chamber's Election Hub Before you go to the Polls

Carrboro Business Alliance Member News

It's Primary Election Day: Watch One-minute Videos from the Candidates on the The Chamber's Election Hub Before you go to the Polls

Chapel Hill, NC (May 17, 2022): Today is the statewide Primary Election. The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro and the Carrboro Business Alliance are pleased to share one-minute videos of many of the candidates on the ballot. These videos and more are available on The Chamber's Election Hub, which is a one-stop shop for information about who and what is on your ballot and where and when to vote.

“We appreciate each and every candidate for their willingness to serve our community and for taking the time to share one-minute introductory videos for the local business community," said Katie Loovis, Vice President for External Affairs, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro and staff support for the Carrboro Business Alliance. 

Meet the Candidates

Click on the image for a video message from each candidate recorded during The Chamber's Candidates and Elected Officials Forum and click on the name for the campaign websites (if available). 

NC District 23 (1 seat, 4 candidates)

Bill Cooke*

Landon Woods

NC House of Representatives (District 050, 1 seat, 3 candidates)

NC House of Representatives (District 056, 1 seat, 2 candidates)

Allen Buansi

Jonah Garson

District Attorney (District 18, 1 seat, 2 candidates)

Jeff Nieman

Kayley Taber

Orange County Clerk of Court (1 seat, 1 candidate)

Orange County Sheriff (1 seat, 1 candidate)

Orange County Register of Deeds (1 seat, 2 candidates)

Mark H. Chilton

Penny Rich

Carrboro Town Council (special election, 1 seat, 2 candidates)

Aja Kelleher

Eliazar Posada

*Indicates a candidate who was invited but sent regrets to The Chamber's Candidates and Elected Officials Forum and therefore was not recorded delivering the one-minute welcome. Also, candidates for Orange County Commissioner are running unopposed, which means they will not appear on the May primary election ballot but will be on the November general election ballot.   

How to Vote 

Primary Elections are often punctuated with little interest and low turnout, but in Orange County, NC, where many more Democrats are registered than Republicans, the winner of the Spring Primary Election almost always wins the General Election in November for local offices. Primaries matter in Orange County.  Visit the The Chamber's Election Hub to learn more about where to vote (polling place search), the candidates on your ballot (sample ballot), and the statewide Primary Election.

About The Chamber's Election Engagement: The Chamber engages in primary and general elections to ensure Chamber members and colleagues have the information they need about the candidates and the process before they cast their votes. Annually, The Chamber: 1) activates the Election Hub, which is a one-stop shop to share timely election information, 2) conducts candidate surveys to reveal candidate positions on issues that matter to the local business community, and 3) hosts The Candidate and Elected Official Forum as part of the Critical Issues Series. In addition, from 2017-2020, The Chamber coordinated the (un)forum to share candidate videos and connect candidates with Chamber members. 

About The Chamber: The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro is a membership organization that serves and advances the business interests of Greater Chapel Hill, including the Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro as well as southern Orange, northern Chatham, and southwest Durham counties. The Chamber's network of more than 700 member enterprises employs 95,000 workers throughout the region. Together with its network, The Chamber is committed to building a sustainable community where business thrives. Follow The Chamber on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and SlideShare.

About the Carrboro Business Alliance: The Carrboro Business Alliance (CBA), founded in 2014 on the shared belief that "local matters," is now more than 100 local enterprises collaborating to help Carrboro thrive. The CBA mission is to 1) connect members with information and customers, 2) promote members and the Carrboro community, and 3) represent local business interests with policy makers. Follow the CBA on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, and join the conversation with #LocalMatters.

Contact: For questions about The Chamber and CBA election activation, contact Chamber Vice President of External Affairs, Katie Loovis, at (919) 696-0781 (cell). For additional election information, contact your County Board of Elections (Orange CountyChatham County, and Durham County) and/or the NC State Board of Elections.

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