This story originally published online at The 9th Street Journal.
Updated: Following the municipal primary on October 10, the top six vote-getters appear on the ballot for the general election on November 7. They are Nate Baker, Javiera Caballero, Carl Rist, Khalilah Karim, Monique Holsey-Hyman, and Shelia Huggins (though Huggins announced she is suspending her campaign). The candidates are running for three at-large seats on the council, and voters may cast ballots for three of the six.
A crowded field of 12 candidates is vying for three at-large seats on Durham City Council this fall, including quite a few newcomers. To introduce voters to the candidates, we and our partners at The 9th Street Journal decided to try something different.
Our reporters Akiya Dillon, Charlotte Kramon, and Jenna Smith took a stroll through downtown Durham with the candidates, asking them about some of the key issues facing Durham. We filmed the exchanges in a series of brief videos. Response was strong from the candidates. All but candidate Waldo Fenner were able to take part. Hope you enjoy the results!
Shelia Ann Huggins
Sherri Zann Rosenthal
Videography by Kevin Seifert — RTP.Studios
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