North Carolina votes 2017

Statewide LGBTQ endorsements and voter guides for the 2017 election year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Every election is unique, from the incredibly divisive presidential election of 2016 to this year’s hyper-local races. It is often difficult to decide which candidate deserves someone’s vote, especially if an individual is a queer person. Organizations like Equality North Carolina, MeckPAC, Human Rights Campaign and Replacements PAC have offered up guides to help voters at the voting booth.

These guides feature candidates who have received the stamp of approval for LGBTQ voters. Below, find the candidate’s name, the office they are seeking, and where to find their stances on other issues. (Note: Candidates included have been endorsed by Equality North Carolina, and/or Replacements PAC, MeckPAC, and HRC.)

Alamance County

Mayor of Burlington
Ian Baltutis
Ian Baltutis has also been endorsed by Replacements PAC.

baltutis.us.

Burlington City Council
Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills has also been endorsed by Replacements PAC

millsforbtown.com.

Elon Alderman
Emily Sharpe
Emily Sharpe has been endorsed by Replacements PAC

facebook.com/EmilyforElon.

Buncombe County

Mayor of Asheville
Esther Manheimer
manheimerformayor.com.

Asheville City Council
Vijay Kapoor
kapoorforcouncil.org.
Kim Roney
kimroneyforasheville.com.
Sheneika Smith
sheneikaforasheville.com.
Gwen Wisler
gwenwisler.com.

Cabarrus County

Mayor of Concord
Elizabeth Poole
bit.ly/2z6rUQL.
Anthony Weiss
voteanthonyweiss.com/index.html.

Harrisburg Town Council
Diamond Staton-Williams
diamond4harrisburg.com.

Mount Pleasant Commissioner
William Edward Meadows
will4mp.com.

Cumberland County

Fayetteville City Council District 4
Chalmers “Chet” McDougald
clmac.org.

Durham County

Mayor of Durham
Steve Schewel
stevefordurham.com.

Durham City Council Ward 1
DeDreana Freeman
seedurham.nationbuilder.com.

Durham City Council Ward 3
Vernetta Alston
vernettaalston.com.

Guilford County

Mayor of Greensboro
Nancy Vaughan
Nancy Vaughan has also been endorsed by Replacements PAC.

nancyvaughangso.com.

Greensboro City Council At Large
Marikay Abuzuaiter
Marikay Abuzuaiter has also been endorsed by Replacements PAC.
votemarikay.com.
Yvonne Johnson
Yvonne Johnson has also been endorsed by Replacements PAC.

bit.ly/2zmgMA7.
Michelle Kennedy
kennedyforgso.com.
Dave Wils
Dave Wils has also been endorsed by Replacements PAC.

davewils.com.

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Greensboro City Council District 1
Sharon Hightower
Sharon Hightower has been endorsed by Replacements PAC.

votehightower.com.

Greensboro City Council District 2
Goldie Wells
Goldie Wells has been endorsed by Replacements PAC.

wellsforcitycouncil.com.

Greensboro City Council District 3
Justin Outling
Justin Outling has also been endorsed by Replacements PAC.

voteoutling.com.

Greensboro City Council District 4
Nancy Hoffman
Nancy Hoffman has also been endorsed by Replacements PAC.

votehoffmann.com.

Greensboro City Council District 5
Tammi Thurm
Tammi Thurm has also been endorsed by Replacements PAC.

votethurm.com.

High Point Mayor
Bruce Davis
Bruce Davis has been endorsed by Replacements PAC.

brucedavisforhighpoint.com.

High Point City Council Ward 2
David Bagley
David Bagley has been endorsed by Replacements PAC.

bagleyforcitycouncil.com.

High Point City Council Ward 3
Megan Longstreet
Megan Longstreet has also been endorsed by Replacements PAC.

bit.ly/2gCKdGw.

High Point City Council Ward 4
Wesley Hudson
Wesley Hudson has also been endorsed by Replacements PAC.

bit.ly/2xFmbVQ.

Pleasant Garden Town Council
Betty Young-Stewart
Bruce Davis has been endorsed by Replacements PAC.

bit.ly/2zCfCku.

Stokesdale Town Council
Jaycee Spruill
Jaycee Spruill has been endorsed by Replacements PAC.

jayceespruill@gmail.com.

Reidsville Mayor
Jay Donecker
Jay Donecker has been endorsed by Replacements PAC.

facebook.com/JayDoneckerForMayor.

Reidsville City Council At Large
Harry L. Brown, Jr.
Harry L. Brown, Jr. has been endorsed by Replacements PAC.

bit.ly/2l1ecwr.

Mecklenburg County

Mayor of Charlotte
Vi Lyles
Lyles has also been endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign (the only North Carolinian endorsed this year by the organization) and by MeckPAC.
vilyles.com.

Charlotte City Council At Large
Julie Eiselt
Eiselt has also been endorsed by MeckPAC.
julieeiselt.com.
Dimple Ajmera
Ajmera has also been endorsed by MeckPAC.
dimpleajmera.com.
James “Smuggie” Mitchell
Mitchell has also been endorsed by MeckPAC.
votejamesmitchell.com.
Braxton Winston
Winston has also been endorsed by MeckPAC.
votebraxton.com.

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Charlotte City Council District 1
Larken Egleston
Egleston has also been endorsed by MeckPAC.
votelarken.com.

Charlotte City Council District 2
Justin Harlow
Harlow has also been endorsed by MeckPAC.
votejustinharlow.com.

Charlotte City Council District 3
LaWana Mayfield
Mayfield has also been endorsed by MeckPAC.
votelawanamayfield.com.

Charlotte City Council District 5
Matt Newton
Newton has also been endorsed by MeckPAC.
mattnewtonfor5.com.

CMS Board of Education District 1
Jess Miller
jessforcms.com.

CMS Board of Education District 3
Janeen Bryant
Bryant has also been endorsed by MeckPAC.

janeenbryant.com.

CMS Board of Education District 4
Carol Sawyer
Bryant has also been endorsed by MeckPAC.

sawyerforschools.com.

CMS Board of Education District 5
Margaret Marshall
margaretmarshallforschoolboard.com.

CMS Board of Education District 6
Allen Smith
allenforschoolboard.com.

Cornelius Board of Commissioners
Ava Callender
Callender has been considered receptive by MeckPAC but not endorsed.
avacallender.com.
Dave Gilroy
Gilroy has considered receptive by MeckPAC but not endorsed.
gilroy@scalefinance.com.
Thurman Ross, Jr.
Ross has been considered receptive by MeckPAC but not endorsed.
thurmanross@gmail.com.

Davidson Mayor
Rusty Knox
Knox has been endorsed by MeckPAC.

voterustyknox.com.

Davidson Commissioner
George Berger
Berger has been endorsed by MeckPAC.

facebook.com/GeorgeBerger4DAV.
Jane Campbell
Campbell has been endorsed by MeckPAC.

facebook.com/JaneForDavidson.
Ryan Fay
Fay has been endorsed by MeckPAC.

fay4commish.wordpress.com.
Rodney Graham
Graham has been endorsed by MeckPAC.

voterodneygraham.com.

Huntersville Town Commissioner
Lance Munger
Munger has been endorsed by MeckPAC.
votelancemunger.org.

Matthews Commissioner
Norah Burke
Burke has been endorsed by MeckPAC.
norahburke.com.
Sebastian Feculak

sebastianformatthews.com.
Dimple Shah
dimpleformatthews.com.

Pineville Town Council
Scott Goldsmith
Goldsmith has also been endorsed by MeckPAC.

scottkgoldsmith.com.


Related — Early voting information:

Early voting starts Thursday. Here’s what you need to know.


New Hanover County

Wilmington City Council
Caylan McKay
mckayforwilmington.com.
James Ray
rayforwilmington.com.
Philip White
facebook.com/PhilipWhite2017/.

Orange County

Mayor of Carrboro
Lydia Lavelle
lydialavelle.com.

Mayor of Chapel Hill
Pam Hemminger
pamhemminger.com.

Chapel Hill Town Council
Karen Stegman
stegman4chapelhill.com.

Hillsborough Commissioners
Kathleen Ferguson
kathleenfergusonfortownboard.org.
Jennifer Weaver
facebook.com/JennWeaverForTownBoard/.

Pitt County

Greenville City Council District 3
Uriah Ward
uriahward.com.

Rowan County

Salisbury City Council
Tamara Sheffield
tamaraforsalisbury.com.

Wake County

Apex Town Council
Brett Gantt
ganttforapex.com.
Audra Killingsworth
audra4apex.com.

Mayor of Morrisville
TJ Cawley
tjformorrisville.org.

Morrisville City Council District 2
Jerry Windle
jerrywindle.com.

Mayor of Raleigh
Nancy McFarlane
nancymcfarlane.com.

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