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Two Will be on Ballot in November for Durham Mayor

Posted October 8, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— In Durham, voters went to the polls to cast their votes for mayor and city council on Tuesday. Results showed there will be a new Mayor of Durham, with the chance of a former mayor serving on the City Council.

Nick Tennyson and Ike Robinson, the two frontrunners in the mayor's race, will face off in November.

Tennyson has served on several local government committees since 1983. He has been with the Durham Housing Authority for two years. He said he's running for mayor because there are several issues in the Bull City that need to be addressed. The main issue is public safety.

Tennyson's opponent is Ike Robinson, a councilman who teaches sociology at North Carolina Central University. He is running for mayor to bring the city together.

Both candidates will be on the ballot in November. Until then, they will each try to convince voters that their ideas are best for the Bull City for the next two years.

Durham had a low voter turnout, around 13.7 percent. Out of 115,000 registered voters in Durham, only 15,000 voted. Both men said they expected the low turnout.