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Civic leaders for reform

A growing, bipartisan list of civic leaders across the state have responded to a call issued by former Charlotte mayor Richard Vinroot and former Raleigh mayor Charles Meeker to end gerrymandering in North Carolina.

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To date, 242 local leaders in 128 cities, towns and villages have called for an end to gerrymandering now:

Town/City Civic Leader
Albemarle Mayor Ronnie Michael
Albemarle Mayor Pro Tem Troy Alexander
Albemarle Councilmember Martha Sue Hall
Albemarle Councilmember Martha Hughes
Albemarle Councilmember Chris Whitley
Apex Mayor William Sutton
Apex Councilmember Bill Jensen
Asheville Mayor Esther E. Manheimer
Asheville Vice Mayor Marc Hunt
Asheville Councilmember Cecil Bothwell
Asheville Councilmember Jan Davis
Asheville Councilmember Chris Pelly
Asheville Councilmember Gordon Smith
Atlantic Beach Mayor Trace Cooper
Bailey Mayor Timothy C. Johnson
Bear Grass Mayor Charlotte B. Griffin
Beech Mountain Councilmember Rick Miller
Belmont Mayor Charlie Martin
Benson Mayor William Massengill
Bethel Mayor Gloristine Brown
Beulaville Mayor Kenneth Smith
Beulaville Commissioner Sam Blizzard
Biscoe Mayor James Blake
Boone Mayor Andy Ball
Boone Mayor Pro Tem Rennie Brantz
Boone Councilmember Quint David
Boone Councilmember Lynne Mason
Boone Councilmember Jennifer Pena
Brunswick Water & Sewer Commissioner Ronnie Jenkins
Bryson City Mayor Tom Sutton
Bryson City Alderman Rick Bryson
Buncombe County Register of Deeds Drew Reisinger
Bunn Mayor Marsha Strawbridge
Burnsville Mayor Theresa Coletta
Burnsville Councilmember Judy Buchanan
Burnsville Councilmember Bill Wheeler
Calabash Mayor MaryLouise Knight
Canton Alderman Ralph Hamlett
Canton Alderman Zeb Smathers
Carolina Shores Mayor Walter Goodenough
Carolina Shores Commissioner Bill Brennan
Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle
Carrboro Alderman Bethany Chaney
Carrboro Alderman Sammy Slade
Carrboro Town Clerk Cathy Wilson
Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht
Chadbourn Councilmember James Green
Chadbourn Councilmember Edwin Roberts
Chadbourn Councilmember Rashad Roberts
Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt
Chapel Hill Councilmember Donna Bell
Chapel Hill Councilmember George Cianciolo
Chapel Hill Councilmember Sally Greene
Chapel Hill Councilmember Ed Harrison
Chapel Hill Councilmember Maria Palmer
Chapel Hill Councilmember Lee Storrow
Charlotte Councilmember Claire Green Fallon
Charlotte Councilmember Patsy Kinsey
Charlotte Councilmember LaWana Mayfield
Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod
Concord Mayor Scott Padgett
Concord Councilmember Al Brown
Connelly Springs Mayor Johnny Berry
Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis
Cramerton Mayor Ronnie Worley
Creedmoor Mayor Darryl Moss
Davidson Mayor John Woods
Davidson Commissioner Jim Fuller
Dillsboro Mayor Mike Fitzgerald
Dobbins Heights Mayor Antonio Blue
Dobson Mayor Ricky Draughn
Dunn Councilmember N. Carnell Robinson
Durham Mayor William Bell
Durham Mayor Pro Tem Cora Cole-McFadden
Durham Councilmember Diane Catotti
Durham Councilmember Eddie Davis
Durham Councilmember Don Moffitt
Durham Councilmember Steve Schewel
Durham Soil & Water Assoc. Supervisor Melissa Rooney
Earl Mayor Max Hopper
East Spencer Mayor Barbara Mallet
Eastover Mayor Charles G. McLaurin
Edenton Mayor Roland Vaughan
Elkin Mayor Lestine Hutchens
Fair Bluff Mayor Billy Hammond
Faison Mayor Elmer Flake
Farmville Mayor Etsil S. Mason
Fayetteville Councilmember Bill Crisp
Fayetteville Councilmember Ted Mohn
Flat Rock Mayor Bob Staton
Flat Rock Vice Mayor Nick Weedman
Flat Rock Councilmember Don Farr
Flat Rock Councilmember Albert Gooch
Flat Rock Councilmember Sheryl Jamerson
Forest City Mayor Dennis Tarlton
Franklin Mayor Bob Scott
Franklin Vice Mayor Verlin Curtis
Garner Mayor Ronnie Williams
Garner Mayor Pro Tem Ken Marshburn
Garner Councilmember Kathy Behringer
Gastonia Mayor John Bridgeman
Gastonia Councilmember Dave Kirlin
Goldsboro Mayor Alfonzo King
Grantsboro Mayor Alfred Cahoon
Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan
Greensboro Councilmember Mike Barber
Greensboro Councilmember Jamal Fox
Greensboro Councilmember Zack Matheny
Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas
Greenville Mayor Pro Tem Calvin Mercer
Greenville Councilmember Richard Croskery
Grifton Mayor B. R. Jackson
Hamilton Mayor Donald Matthews
Haw River Mayor Buddy Boggs
Haw River Councilmember Lee Lovette
Hayesville Mayor Harry Baughn
Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens
Hoffman Mayor T. H. Hart
Holden Beach Mayor J. Alan Holden
Holden Beach Commissioner Sandy Miller
Holly Springs Mayor Dick Sears
Holly Springs Mayor Pro Tem Tim Sack
Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain
Knightdale Mayor Russell Killen
Knightdale Councilmember James Roberson
Lake Lure Mayor Robert Keith
Lake Santeetlah Mayor Robert Crabtree
Lake Santeetlah Councilmember Roger Carlton
Lake Waccamaw Mayor Daniel Hilburn
Landis Mayor Pro Tem Michael Brown
Landis Alderman Dorland Abernathy
Lattimore Mayor Alton Beal
Laurel Park Commissioner Dona Mennella
Lexington Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Alley
Lillington Commissioner Dianne Johnson
Lincolnton Mayor John O. Gilleland, Jr.
Lincolnton City Manager Jeff Emory
Lumberton Mayor Raymond Pennington
Lumberton Councilmember Leon Maynor
Madison Mayor David Myers
Madison Mayor Pro Tem Brenda Platt
Magnolia Mayor Gwendolyn B. Vann
Mars Hill Mayor John Chandler
Matthews Mayor James Taylor
Matthews Commissioner John Higdon
Mayodan Mayor Jeffrey Bullins
Mecklenburg Soil & Water Chair Nancy Carter
Mint Hill Mayor Ted Biggers
Mocksville Mayor F. W. Slate
Mooresville Commissioner Mac Herring
Morehead City Councilmember Harvey Walker
Morganton Mayor Mel Cohen
Morrisville Mayor Pro Tem Liz Johnson
Morrisville Councilmember TJ Cawley
Morrisville Councilmember Steve Rao
Morrisville Councilmember Vicki Scroggins-Johnson
Mount Gilead Mayor Earl S. Poplin
Mount Olive Mayor Ray McDonald
Murfreesboro Mayor John Hinton
Nags Head Town Manager Cliff Ogburn
Oak Ridge Mayor Ray Combs
Oak Ridge Councilmember Jim Kinneman
Oriental Commissioner Larry Summers
Oxford Mayor Jackie Sergent
Oxford Commissioner Robert B. Williford Sr.
Pilot Mountain Commissioner Gary Bell
Pine Level Mayor Jeff Holt
Pineville Mayor John Edwards
Pitt County Tom Best, Soil & Water District Supervisor
Pleasant Garden Mayor Pro Tem Steven Brandt
Polkville Mayor Jack Shytle
Princeton Mayor Donald B. Rains
Proctorville Mayor Levie Fowler
Raeford Mayor John McNeill
Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane
Raleigh Councilmember Bonner Gaylord
Raleigh Councilmember Russ Stephenson
Reidsville Mayor Jay Donecker
Reidsville Councilmember W. Clark Turner
River Bend Councilmember Luci Avery
River Bend Councilmember Barbara Maurer
River Bend Town Manager Delane Jackson
Rockingham School Board Chair Nell Rose
Rockingham School Board Member Amanda Bell
Rockingham School Board Member Ophelia Wright
Rocky Mount Councilmember Lamont Wiggins
Rocky Mount Councilmember Chris Carroll Miller
Rutherford College Mayor Gary McClure
Rutherford College Councilmember Wayne Annas
Rutherford College Councilmember Bill Satterwhite
Rutherford College Town Manager Kenneth Geathers
Sanford Mayor T. Chet Mann
Sanford Councilmember Sam Gaskins
Sanford Councilmember Chas Post
Sanford Councilmember Rebecca Wyhof
Saratoga Mayor Tommy Hawkins
Shelby Mayor O. Stanhope Anthony III
Shelby City Manager Rick Howell
Smithfield Mayor John Lampe
Smithfield Councilmember Charles Williams
Southern Pines Mayor David McNeill
Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey
Stallings Mayor Wyatt Dunn
Stallings Councilmember Deborah Romanow
Stanfield Mayor Kevin Barbee
Sugar Mountain Mayor Dennis Lacey
Surf City Mayor A. D. “Zander” Guy, Jr.
Surf City Councilmember Buddy Fowler
Sylva Mayor Maurice Moody
Thomasville Councilor Neal Grimes
Thomasville Councilor Jackie Jackson
Thomasville Councilor Joe Leonard
Thomasville Councilor Pat Harris Shelton
Thomasville Councilor Scott Styers
Topsail Beach Mayor Howard Braxton
Topsail Beach Commissioner Larry Combs
Topsail Beach Commissioner Linda Stipe
Transylvania County Commission Chair Mike Hawkins
Troy Mayor Roy Maness
Wake County Commissioner Sig Hutchinson
Wake Forest Mayor Vivian A. Jones
Wake Forest Commissioner Jim Thompson
Washington Councilmember William Pitt
Waynesville Mayor Gavin Brown
Weaverville Councilmember Walter Currie
Weaverville Councilmember Douglas Dearth
Weaverville Councilmember Gene Knoefel
Whiteville Mayor Terry Mann
Whiteville Councilmember Jimmy Clarida
Whiteville Councilmember Sara Thompson
Whiteville Councilmember Harold Troy
Wilmington Councilmember Kevin O’Grady
Wilmington Councilmember Earl Sheridan
Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines
Winston-Salem Councilmember Denise D. Adams
Winston-Salem Councilmember Dan Besse
Winterville Councilmember Ron Cooper
Winterville Councilmember Tony Moore
Winterville Councilmember Johnny Moye
Winterville Councilmember Veronica W. Roberson
Yanceyville Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Foster
Zebulon Mayor Bob Matheny