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Meet the Durham mayoral candidates

Election day for Durham’s primary is quickly approaching, and early voting has already begun. After Durhamites vote on (or before!) Oct. 5, we’ll have two candidates left in each race. It’s time for you to learn about the people running. 

Seven candidates are running for mayor, and we’ve covered all of them. Former judge Elaine O’Neal and City Council member Javiera Caballero have garnered most major endorsements. Also running are youth minister Rebecca Harvard Barnes, housing advocate Charlitta Burruss, conservative commentator Jahnmaud Lane, social entrepreneur Bree Davis and Daryl Quick

The primary also features competitive City Council races in Ward I and Ward II. Early voting will continue until Saturday, though it got off to a slow start. Polls open at 6:30 and close at 7:30 on Oct. 5, and you can find your polling place here.  


Photos at top of mayoral candidates Javiera Caballero (top left), Elaine O’Neal (top right), Charlitta Burruss (bottom left) and Rebecca Harvard Barnes (bottom right) by 9th Street photographer Josie Vonk.