Matt Hughes

First Challenger Files in Orange County Board of Commissioner Race

Orange County voters will have at least one race to decide in the March primary for the Board of County Commissioners. Challenger Bonnie Hauser filed for the District 2 seat on the board, where incumbent Renee Price has also filed for re-election. Incumbents Mark Dorosin and Penny Rich have officially filed for re-election from District 1, with no challengers at this point. Board vice chair Bernadette Pelissier has announced she will not seek re-election to her at-large seat. Mark Marcoplos and Matt Hughes have each announced their intention to run for that seat, although neither has officially filed at...

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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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