Kleinschmidt, Storrow victorious in Chapel Hill

Openly gay Chapel Hill mayor wins second term

Openly gay Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt will serve a second term.

Two openly gay candidates in Chapel Hill, N.C., saw victorious election returns on Tuesday evening.

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Openly gay Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt won his reelection bid with 78 percent of the vote, beating challengers Tim Sookram and Kevin Wolff. Openly gay 22-year-old and recent University of North Carolina grad Lee Storrow won his race for a seat on the Chapel Hill Town Council. He garnered 15.78 percent of the vote, coming in third in a four-way race. Storrow is the youngest member to serve on the council in 20 years.

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In nearby Carrboro, incumbent Alderwoman Lydia Lavelle was also victorious. She’ll serve another term on that town’s council, capturing 29.84 percent of the vote.

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Posted by Matt Comer

Matt Comer is a staff writer for QNotes. He previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015.