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Elections 2022

Fred LaChance says it’s time “for the average Joe to get out and go walking.” Three-term City Councilman Johnny Dawkins says there’s still work to be done on public safety and infrastructure.

Political newcomer Fred LaChance is challenging Councilman Johnny Dawkins to represent District 5 on the Fayetteville City Council. LaChance, 70, is a Navy veteran who owns and operates an …

Political newcomer Deno Hondros is challenging Councilwoman Yvonne Kinston for the City Council District 9 seat. Both are Fayetteville natives.   And public safety and government …

Public safety and government transparency rank among the top issues for the candidates who want to represent District 9 on the Fayetteville City Council. Political newcomer Deno Hondros is challenging incumbent Councilwoman Yvonne Kinston for the seat.

Courtney Banks-McLaughlin, a member of the Fayetteville City Council who represents District 8, is being challenged by businessman Michael Pinkston in the July 26 election.

In the race for the Fayetteville City Council District 8 race, political newcomer Michael Pinkston is trying to unseat incumbent Courtney Banks-McLaughlin. Pinkston, 70, is a downtown businessman …

Larry O. Wright Sr., who represents District 7 on the Fayetteville City Council and was first elected in 2013, is being challenged by businesswoman Brenda McNair in the July 26 election.

Larry Wright, who was first elected to the City Council in 2013, is being challenged for the District 7 seat by businesswoman and political newcomer Brenda McNair. Wright says the city is headed …

Two political newcomers are vying for an open seat on the Fayetteville City Council to represent District 6. Businessman Peter Pappas says the city needs “mature, reasoned leadership.” …

Two political newcomers are vying for an open seat on the Fayetteville City Council to represent District 6. Businessman Peter Pappas says the city needs “mature, reasoned leadership.” Retired postal worker Derrick Thompson says quality of life should be “everyone’s top priority.”

Public safety is the top concern for the candidates who hope to represent District 3 on the Fayetteville City Council. And they agree that expanding economic opportunity is an important strategy to reduce crime.

In the race for the Fayetteville City Council District 3 seat, incumbent Antonio Jones is being challenged by Mario Benavente. Jones was appointed to the seat in December by the City Council to …

Councilman seeking 11th term; challenger calls for term limits

As one of the longest-serving members of the Fayetteville City Council, D.J. Haire credits his 10 terms representing District 4 to his willingness to listen not only to his constituents but to all city residents.

D.J. Haire is one of the longest-serving members of the Fayetteville City Council, having represented District 4 for 10 terms.  His challenger, Thomas C. Greene, says city leadership is …

Kathy Keefe Jensen, who has served four terms on the Fayetteville City Council and is mayor pro tem, is running for reelection to represent District 1. Her challenger is Alex Rodriguez, a political …

Kathy Keefe Jensen says rapid growth is bringing opportunity to Fayetteville. Alex Rodriguez says the fast pace of development, particularly of large residential projects, is taxing public services.

'Even one vote can make a difference'

Foot traffic was slow around noon Thursday on the first day of early voting at the Cumberland County Board of Elections. There were more candidates and their supporters outside the elections …

Outside, you found Fayetteville City Council incumbents and candidates hovered under a tent in sweltering heat and hoping to secure votes for the upcoming municipal election.  Yvonne Kinston, …

Early voting begins Thursday in the elections for Fayetteville mayor and City Council. The one-stop early-voting period ends on July 23, a Saturday.

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