During this local election season, 97.9 The Hill and Chapelboro spoke with candidates for each of the races in 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. 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.

In the race for NC Senate District 23, which covers parts of Orange, Caswell and Person counties, there are two pairs of candidates on the ballot. They are listed here by party and in alphabetical order by last name. Listen to their responses to our questions below.

Candidates for NC Senate District 23


Democratic Primary


Jamie DeMent Holcomb


Graig Meyer


Republican Primary


Bill Cooke

Bill Cooke did not respond to 97.9 The Hill/Chapelboro’s requests for an interview.

Landon Woods


Early voting runs from April 28 through May 14. Weekday early voting is open 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, May 1 the precincts will be open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 7 and Saturday, May 14 voting will be open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no early voting Saturday, April 30 or Sunday, May 8.

For more election coverage and candidate introductions, visit Chapelboro’s Local Election Coverage page.


Candidate photos are taken from their campaign website, unless credited otherwise.

Featured photo via AP Photo/Gerry Broome.

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