Bernadette Pelissier

Matt Hughes Running for Orange County Commissioner

There will be a race for the at-large seat on the Orange County Board of Commissioners. Matt Hughes currently serves as the chair of the Orange County Democratic Party, a position he has held since 2011, and he announced his intention to run for the at-large seat in the 2016 election. Hughes is a native of Hillsborough and currently lives in Chapel Hill. Hughes says he believes his past work with the Democratic Party as well as his work with non-profits will provide him with the basis to launch a campaign and serve on the Board of Commissioners. Hughes...

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Vice Chair of Orange County Board of Commissioners Not Running for Re-Election

County Commissioner Bernadette Pelissier says she’s ready to take on a new challenge. After two terms on the Orange County Board of Commissioners, Bernadette Pelissier announced she won’t be seeking re-election next year. Instead, she’ll pursue a long-time dream, running a farm with her family in Cedar Grove. “Between my children and myself, we have four acres of blueberries,” says Pelissier. “I’m considering things like kiwi and blackberries. We have plans to do a cidery with blueberries and apples. I have no idea yet what it will evolve into.” Pelissier was first elected to the board in 2008. Looking...

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