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Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle announced today that she will run for a fourth term of office this fall. Lavelle was first elected as mayor in 2013 after serving for six years on the Board of Aldermen. Following is her statement:

“I have greatly enjoyed leading this progressive town these past six years. In seeking another term of office, I have several priorities, one of which is to make the Orange County Southern Branch Library (the 203 Project) a reality. We have worked on this for many years, and I want to see this accomplished. I believe it will greatly benefit our community.

Another priority is to work with our neighboring elected officials, planners, transportation agencies, and constituents to approve a new transportation plan for our greater region. Traffic is going to continue to get worse in Orange and Durham counties, and it is imperative, especially now that light rail is no longer an option, that we revise and approve a new transportation plan that will help us in the coming decades.

I would also like to continue to spotlight Carrboro as a progressive beacon in our state. Our board policies address racial equity, supporting our immigrant community, advocating for LGBTQ+ rights, and the urgency of combatting climate change. I am proud to advocate for these policies and provide leadership for the state on these very important local issues.

I work hard to be a visible leader, attending community events with regularity, and I meet often with constituents. I particularly enjoy meeting with students of all ages, from elementary school to college, answering their questions and challenging them to get involved in local government.

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve Carrboro, and would like to do so for another term of office.” 

A professor at the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, Lavelle has lived in the triangle area for thirty-six years. She and her wife Alicia Stemper live in the Fox Meadow neighborhood, and have two adult children.










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