Durham Will Have a New Mayor (and city council members)!!!

This Thursday, November 7th, Durhamites took to the polls to elect a new mayor and decide who they wanted to represent them on the city council.

In addition to the mayoral position, city council wards 1, 2, and 3 were all up for election.

Around 11:30pm after all the precincts had reported their results, 4 winners emerged.

 

Mayor: Councilman Steve Schewel — City Council member, endorsed by the People’s Alliance PAC

City Council Ward 1: DeDreana Freeman — Assistant to the president of the East Durham Children’s Initiative, endorsed by the People’s Alliance PAC

City Council Ward 2: Mark-Anthony Middleton — Pastor of Abundant Hope Christian Church, endorsed by the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People PAC

City Council Ward 3: Vernetta Alston —Former Center for Death Penalty Litigation attorney, endorsed by the People’s Alliance PAC

 

The official results are as follows:

 

Mayor:

Steve Schewel – 59.5% (21,262 votes)

Farad Ali – 40.1% (14,334)

 

City Council Ward 1:

DeDreana Freeman – 54.5% (18,847 votes)

Cora Cole-McFadden (incumbent) – 45.4% (15,716 votes)

 

City Council Ward 2:

Mark-Anthony Middleton – 57.1% (19,148 votes)

John Rooks – 42.7% – (14,339 votes)

 

City Council Ward 3:

Vernetta Alston – 62.4% (21,209 votes)

Sheila-Ann Huggins – 37.26% (12,657 votes)

 

 

All new members of the city council (including mayor) will be sworn in on Tuesday, December 4th.

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