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Sean Ewing, current member of Mebane’s City Council, said that running for North Carolina State Senate is the right thing to do. Between his working relationship with other legislators and personal record getting bills passed in his position, he believes he is the right person to be a voice for people.
Stephen Ross is a Republican and is running for the North Carolina House of Representatives District 63. After running for the same position in 2020 and losing by only 1% of the vote, Ross, an Alamance County native, is running again.
Ricky Hurtado grew up living paycheck to paycheck in a family that worked multiple jobs. Hurtado said that having this background has influenced him, as an educator and a politician, to keep working class families in the forefront of his mind.
As a 10th generation North Carolinian, Michael Stading said he enjoys being out in the community getting to know voters and doing work that serves his community. Standing is a Republican running for reelection for the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
Despite currently being the Democratic council leader for the North Carolina Court of Appeals, this selection will be Darren Jackson’s first state-wide race. Jackson, as the incumbent in this race, is a Democrat running for reelection.
Sam Ervin, the incumbent in his race, who has been in the legal profession for close to 41 years, is a Democrat serving in North Carolina Supreme Court Seat 05 running for reelection.
Courtney Geels said as someone who has never been a politician before, running in the primary elections was intimidating because there are so many polarizing topics that could irritate people before a conversation has begun. Geels said as a nurse, she knows how to talk to different kinds of people, and she has employed this same skill while campaigning.
Correction: In a previous version of this article it stated that Matthew Hoh had served in Afghanistan three times, he has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan for a total of three times. Elon News Network regrets this error.
Shannon Bray is running for the U.S. Senate as a Libertarian. Bray said he hopes to create a stronger voice for libertarians to create a space for voters who don’t fall in line with the two major parties, and he finds the two party system to restrict people’s liberties.
Trey Allen is a Republican running for the North Carolina Supreme Court because he was concerned with how many people view the court as a political entity.
The debate over abortion rights has become inseparable from this year’s midterm election campaigns, with 50% U.S. voters reporting they are more motivated to vote this fall because the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to recent polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Leonard Harrison, one of six candidates running for a seat on the Alamance-Burlington School System Board of Education, dropped out of the race during the Oct. 11 ABSS Board of Education candidate forum. The forum, cosponsored by Elon University, was moderated by Ann Bullock, dean of the Jo Watts William School of Education.
Ted Budd and Cheri Beasley, North Carolina’s two major candidates for U.S. Senate held a debate Oct. 7 where they discussed inflation, immigration and health care. The debate was hosted by Spectrum News 1 in Raleigh.
Kari Taylor, deputy chief of staff at Elon University, shared upcoming events the 1923 Engagement Committee is planning at Elon’s Student Government Association meeting Oct. 6. The 1923 Engagement Committee is focused on remembering the fire that took place on Elon’s campus in 1923. This committee is now working to plan events starting in 2023, as that will be the 100th year anniversary of the fire.
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated Robert Aguirre’s work to address segregation in Virginia. Aguirre was referring to segregation in public schools near James Madison University, rather than within the university itself. Elon News Network regrets this error.
Kimberly Holt, owner of Pandora’s Pies in downtown Elon, said her decision to close early during the hurricane weather for the safety of her employees meant losing out on business from one her business’s busiest weekends of the year.
Climate change has led to more intense and more frequent storms, including hurricanes, according to Amanda Chunco, professor of environmental studies. Between changing temperatures leading to higher winds, and higher sea levels leading to more flooding, hurricanes have caused more devastation in recent years.
Students and members of the Elon University community had the first opportunity to meet the first of three candidates for the next provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Kristy Eriksson, parent of Elon freshman Sara Morrison, said after driving from Baltimore to campus last night through tropical storm conditions, she was excited for the beginning of Family Weekend events this morning.
Rebecca Kohn, Elizabeth Sayrs and Robert Aguirre have been announced as finalists to become Elon University’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs, according to a Sept. 30 email from co-chairs of provost search committee Jason Husser and Janet Williams.