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Carrboro Mayor Won't Seek Re-Election

Posted May 9, 2005 8:09 a.m. EDT

— After 10 years on the job, Carrboro's mayor said he needs a break.

Mayor Mike Nelson said he is not planning to run for re-election.

Elected in 1995, Nelson was the first openly gay mayor in North Carolina.

Last year, he led Carrboro's effort to repeal the state's Defense of Marriage Act.