In case City Council member Nancy Hoffman hasn’t come by your house to inform you personally, you need to know that College Hill has been moved very quietly to City Council District 4. City elections will be held on July 26, so the district candidates we have to choose between are incumbent member Hoffman and Thurston H. Reeder Jr.
Hoffman has been knocking on doors to let College Hill voters know we’re now in her district, since the city itself hasn’t made any effort to tell us.
Also on the ballot are candidates for mayor and City Council at-large seats. The mayor’s race has come down to incumbent Nancy Vaughan and Justin Outling, our previous City Council district representative.
City Council at large
There are six candidates running for three at-large seats: Marikay Abuzuaiter, Tracy Furman, Hugh Holston, Yvonne J. Johnson, Katie Rossabi and Linda Wilson. The incumbents are Abuzuaiter, Holston and Johnson (mayor pro tem).
There are five significant city bond referenda on the ballot, to provide funding for fire department facilities, housing (including $20 million for affordable rental units), parks and recreation facilities, police facilities and transportation projects.
Our polling place is the Reynolds Center, also known as the old YMCA, on Market Street at Tate Street. Our precinct is G44.
Early voting begins today, July 7. The closest early-voting location for us is the Old Guilford County Courthouse, 301 W. Market Street. Hours:
Thursday, July 7 – Friday, July 8: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 23: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
College Hill district information
Here’s where we belong regarding districts for various offices in branches and levels of government, with current office-holders listed:
- Precinct: G44
- U.S. Congress: North Carolina District 6, Kathy Manning
- N.C. Senate: District 28, Gladys Robinson
- N.C. House: District 61, Pricey Harrison
- Superior Court: District 18D, Robert Albright, Susan Bray, John Craig (senior resident judge), Lora Cubbage, William Wood
- District Court: District 18, Larry Archie, Angela Bullard, Tonia Cutchin, William Davis, Kimberly Fletcher, Angela Foster, Tabatha Holliday, Marcus Shields, Kelvin Smith, Brian Tomlin, Caroline Tomlinson Pemberton, Marc Tyrey, Teresa Vincent (chief judge), Ashley Watlington Sims
- District Attorney: District 24, Avery Crump
- County Board of Commissioners: District 5, Carly Cooke
- City Council: District 4, Nancy Hoffman
- School Board: District 5, Deborah Napper