Candidate Forum 2017 Launch
- 1 Tell us why you are running for office.
- 2 In your opinion, what should be the two most important affordable housing priorities in your community, and how can local government help achieve them?
- 3 What are the two or three most important environmental issues for your community right now, and what concrete steps will you take to address them?
- 4 What three things will you do to make your community a great place to start and grow a business?
- 5 What is your approach to balancing economic, social and environmental priorities?
The (un)forum is a virtual, viral candidate forum, coordinated by a diverse coalition: The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, the Orange-Chatham Group of the Sierra Club, and the Orange County Affordable Housing Coalition. Instead of a traditional, in-person candidate forum, we are using a new e-platform, provided in-kind by Chapel Hill tech start-up company shineBIG, to engage candidates in dynamic conversations, which we are sharing widely through our social networks. All candidates who filed for Chapel Hill and Carrboro elections were invited to participate in the (un)forum and respond to five questions. Given the new technology, Chamber staff members offered technical support to all participants and provided support to several. No responses were submitted by candidate Hongbin Gu. The (un)forum technology automatically shuffles the order in which the candidates appear to foster a more level playing field. Our hope is that the (un)forum will allow our collective network of more than 15,000 to learn about the candidates, their positions, and their platforms in a format that is convenient and thoughtful. What do you think of the (un)forum? Please share your feedback.
Chapel Hill Mayoral Candidate
Chapel Hill Town Council Candidates
- Pam Hemminger for Chapel Hill Mayor: web | twitter
- Allen Buansi for Chapel Hill Town Council: web
- Hongbin Gu for Chapel Hill Town Council: web | twitter
- Ed Harrison for Chapel Hill Town Council: web
- Maria Palmer for Chapel Hill Town Council: web | twitter
- Rachel Schaevitz for Chapel Hill Town Council: web | twitter
- Carl Schuler for Chapel Hill Town Council: web | twitter
- Karen Stegman for Chapel Hill Town Council: twitter
- Michael (Mike) Benson for Carrboro Mayor: web
- Lydia Lavelle for Carrboro Mayor: web | twitter
- Paul Clark for Carrboro Board of Aldermen: web
- Barbara Foushee for Carrboro Board of Aldermen: web | twitter
- Jacquelyn Gist for Carrboro Board of Alderman: web
- Randee Haven-O'Donnell for Carrboro Board of Aldermen: web | twitter
- Sammy Slade for Carrboro Board of Aldermen: web | twitter