Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Elaine O'Neal Elected First Black Female Mayor of Durham N.C.

Elaine O’Neal became the first Black female mayor of Durham Tuesday evening.

O’Neal defeated mayoral candidate Javiera Caballero—who suspended her campaign following the primary election in October—receiving 84.69% of the vote.

She ran for mayor on a platform centered around neighborhood safety and well-being, housing & transit, youth engagement & education and economic relief & recovery.

O’Neal the first Black female Mayor to serve the city of Durham. During her term, she hopes to “get [Durham] to a point where we can reunite as one.”

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