The general election for Greensboro Mayor and Greensboro City Council will be held Tuesday, July 26. Early Voting will begin Thursday, July 7 at five locations and continue through July 23.
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In addition to the races for Mayor and City Council, there will be five bond issues on the ballot.
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Below is a list of Democratic candidates on the July 26 ballot.
Justin Outling serves District 3 on the Greensboro City Council and is a practicing attorney. He graduated from UNC Greensboro and Duke Law. In New York he represented financial institutions and corporations and won a major award for pro bono work on behalf of domestic workers. He and his wife Cora have two children, Clark, and Clara. He is the recipient of numerous awards and has been recognized by the News & Record in its list of Top 20 People of Influence and by the Triad Business Journal as a Top 40 Leader Under 40.
Since 2013, I have been honored to serve the residents and businesses of Greensboro as their mayor We have been through a lot of difficult times together; a devastating tornado, a pandemic, a Covid related recession (and recovery) and issues surrounding public safety. Through it all I have shown strong, steady leadership. People need a mayor who puts them first. Above their own professional career. Our residents and businesses deserve a mayor who is present, available and responsive. I believe that it’s “our time” and I know that I am the person who is best equipped to carry us forward.
GREENSBORO CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE (You may vote for three.)
I have honorably served the residents of Greensboro as an At Large Representative since 2011. My record speaks for itself and I have stayed true to my initial platform of: Public Safety, Economic Development and Infrastructure.
*Public Safety-continue helping build relationships between public safety and the community.
*Economic Development-continue to meet with stakeholders to attract businesses to Greensboro and advocate for our small businesses.
*Infrastructure-continue making sure our infrastructure is sound.
Residents feel comfortable reaching out to me and I am honored to be able to serve them.
Tracy Furman, Greensboro native attended Grimsley High School. She moved away for college and spent some time in Baltimore and Washington DC before returning to raise her family in 2000. Tracy is a small business owner and executive director for Triad Local First, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting locally owned independent businesses. Tracy wants to focus on Jobs, Housing and Transportation as the issues that need the most attention as an At Large City Council person. She ran at large to support all of Greensboro. She is endorsed by Guilford For All and the Guilford County Community PAC.
Hugh Holston is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.S. degree in Business Administration.
Hugh currently serves on the Greensboro City Council as a Councilmember At-Large. He is also employed as Senior Project Manager with Old North State Medical Society. Previously, Hugh has worked in leadership positions with Wells Fargo, AT&T, and Lincoln Financial Group. He maintains long-term leadership relationships with community organizations such as the Greensboro Housing Coalition, NCCJ, and Communities in Schools.
Hugh has lived in Greensboro for over 30 years with his wife, Olymphia (LeGrand) Holston, a native of Greensboro and graduate of Dudley High School.
Yvonne J. Johnson
Dr. Linda Richardson Wilson is a long-term Greensboro resident, calling this amazing city home for over 35 years since graduating from her beloved alma mater, North Carolina A&T State University. Linda is a retired health professional, education advocate, and concerned citizen that believes Greensboro can and should be the premiere city to live, work, and play for all residents. Her campaign is centered on overall wellness for all of Greensboro, specifically focusing on our efforts to enhance public safety, increase affordable housing, and continue to support inclusive economic development.
GREENSBORO CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
Felton Foushee is Greensboro District 1 born and raised. Felton graduated from the historic Dudley High, the same school his great uncle, father, sister, and many other relatives attended. He has spent years in the community mentoring youths and making connections meant to create opportunities for the underserved. His work as a historian guides him in every encounter concerning the people he hopes to represent.
“I love my hometown. And I know Greensboro, as a whole, can become one of the most desirable cities in the nation. But we cannot continue to ignore its most vulnerable yet loyal citizens.”
I am Sharon Hightower, Greensboro City Councilwoman of District 1 currently serving my 3rd term, first elected in 2013. Since my time on Council, I have worked tirelessly to improve housing conditions, expand bus services, and adding sidewalks in underserved areas. Eradicating poverty by insuring jobs that pay a living wage continues to be the top priority. I have led the effort to increase Minority business opportunity through our (MWBE) Minority Women Business Enterprises. When re-elected, I will remain “committed to community” to advocate for fairness and equity that enhances the quality of life for the residents of District 1.
GREENSBORO CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2
Cecile (“CC”) Crawford
Cecile “CC” Crawford is running for Greensboro City Council District 2. An alumna of NC A&T and UNCG, she’s been a precinct officer for G07, volunteered for a presidential campaign, and organized around housing, healthcare and living wages for educators.
Like many in District 2, CC understands the challenges of parenthood, serious illness, and the need for good, affordable housing, healthcare, education, transportation, and livable wages.
CC is committed to making tangible changes by fighting for wages we can live on, housing we can afford, and safe communities we can live and thrive in.
Campaign Email: PeopleforCecileCrawford@yahoo.com
Goldie Frinks Wells, a retired educator, has served as President of Saints Academy and College. She served as Title I Director for the Iredell-Statesville Schools and taught in the Raleigh-Wake and Guilford County School Systems. In November 2005 she was elected as Greensboro City Councilwoman for District 2 and served for two terms. Currently, she is serving as Councilwoman for District 2 and she is running for re-election because she believes there’s still work to be done. She has been an advocate on various projects and have been results-driven for her constituents and the city of Greensboro.
GREENSBORO CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3
There is no Democrat in this race
GREENSBORO CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
Nancy Hoffmann has represented District 4 on Greensboro City Council for four terms. She had a 22-year executive management corporate career in textiles and home furnishings. In 1998 Nancy joined Reffett Associates, a national executive recruiting practice, as a Managing Director and today serves as a Senior Advisor.
Current board memberships include: ABC Board, CVB Board, NC Folk Festival, Carolina Theatre, Chamber of Commerce Advisory Committee, Redevelopment Commission. She chaired the Greensboro Cultural Arts Master Plan Committee, whose plan was unanimously adopted by the City Council creating a new office of Arts and Culture at the City.
GREENSBORO CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5
Tammi Thurm currently represents District 5 on City Council. She moved here to attend UNCG and has stayed here to raise her family. In her first term, Tammi championed Greensboro’s first permanent supportive housing project. Tammi advocated expanding the non-discrimination ordinance to include our smaller businesses and advocated for written consent. And since taking office, Tammi has worked to bring jobs and development to Greensboro. With the announcements of Boom Supersonic, Toyota, and thousands of other jobs, it is clear that Greensboro is booming. We hope to count on your support, so we can continue the progress we’ve started.