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Chapel Hill mayor endorses Councilman Kleinschmidt

Posted October 30, 2009

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— Outgoing Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy announced Friday that he has endorsed Town Councilman Mark Kleinschmidt in a four-way race to fill his position.

Foy, who has been mayor since 2001, announced in May that he would not seek another term.

Voters will go the polls next Tuesday to pick among Kleinschmidt, fellow Town Councilman Matt Czajkowski, patent law attorney Kevin Wolff and Augustus Cho, former chairman of the Orange County Republican Party and Congressional candidate.

Foy praised Kleinschmidt's fiscal responsibility, support for downtown, the arts, parks and greenways, and work to invest in a new transit center and public works facility.

"We have a bright future. A vote for Mark for mayor will keep Chapel Hill on the right track," Foy said in a statement.

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  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Oct 30, 2009

    LOL. We're talking about Chapel Hill/Tarboro(one in the same). I don't live there, so I have no vote. But this is definitely one of those, "If they're for him, I'm against him" categories.

  • bathroom_monkey Oct 30, 2009

    Mark is a great person. He was my high school World History student teacher in 1994. I wish him the best of luck!

  • podtalk Oct 30, 2009

    The heck with the homeless and illegals, they're nothing more than a drain on society.

  • ncguy Oct 30, 2009

    School boy- the reason your taxes keep growing is the town councli not allowing any growth.

    All your money is going to Durham because that is where you have to go if you want to shop.

  • ncguy Oct 30, 2009

    This guy is even more liberal than FOY!

    He will insert his own personal agenda upon the constituants of Chapel Hill.

    He will set new policy for the CHPD which is not good!

    I met him 2 times and was unimpressed on his views for the future and his current views on the homeless and the illegals.

    Glad I live in Cary!

  • schoobydooyellow Oct 30, 2009

    The track of my taxes continuing to rise. We need to vote all of them out. None of the candidates have stated there number one gosl is to lower taxes.