During this local election season, 97.9 The Hill and Chapelboro spoke with candidates for races representing Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough. Each answered the same set of questions regarding their decision to run for elected office, their background in the community and what they wish for residents to think of when voting this fall. Their answers are shared here, as well as links to their respective campaign websites or pages. If a candidate did not respond or chose not to speak with 97.9 The Hill and Chapelboro, it will be designated with no audio.

Currently, Valerie Foushee (D) represents District 23 in the North Carolina Senate. With Foushee seeking election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Graig Meyer (D) and Landon Woods (R) are both running to claim the District 23 seat. While it previously covered Orange and Chatham counties, the district now represents Orange, Caswell and Person counties in the state senate.

Both Meyer and Woods spoke to 97.9 The Hill and Chapelboro to introduce themselves, and their candidacy. Listen to their responses below, with candidates shared in alphabetical order by last name. Links to the candidates campaign websites can be found by clicking on their names.

NC Senate District 23

(1 seat available)


Graig Meyer (D)



Landon Woods (R)



Early voting in Orange County runs from Thursday, October 20, through Saturday, November 5. Election Day will be Tuesday, November 8. For more election coverage and candidate introductions, visit Chapelboro’s Local Election Coverage page.


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