Local Politics

Chapel Hill mayor endorses Councilman Kleinschmidt

Posted October 30, 2009 10:21 a.m. EDT

— 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.