2023 Mayoral Candidates

***According to the NCGOP Plan of Organization, the Durham GOP CANNOT endorse any candidate who is not a registered Republican.  In an attempt to offer voting guidance to Durham Republicans, we crafted a gauge as a guide for this year's municipal election.  Feel free to continue your research with the candidate's provided web links.***

City of Durham Mayor

(You may vote for ONE)

Leonardo Williams


Current City Council member


  • Diverse housing options that allow for stable, safe, and affordable shelter
  • Job training
  • Accessible public transportation
  • Lower the cost of living
  • Add mental health resources to public safety
  • Comprehensive solutions to crime and gun violence by investing in social programs and initiatives
  • Invest in trails, protected bike lanes, dedicated lanes for rapid bus services, and expanding passenger train services

Mike Woodard


  • Currently a NC state senator
  • Served on the City Council for nearly seven years.


  • Housing affordability for the workforce
  • Competitive wages for city employees, law enforcement, and firefighters
  • Job opportunities for our young people
  • Get guns and illegal drugs off our streets
  • Recruit a wide variety of businesses to move to or open in Durham
  • Job readiness programs for residents
  • Supports a $17 minimum wage
  • Improve and increase the network of pedestrian and bike amenities
  • Combat climate change with public safety and initiatives



Durham for All

Peoples Alliance PAC

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