Romaine to bow out of Carrboro Town Council after single term

Carrboro Mayor Pro Tem Susan Romaine.


By Carl Blankenship

CARRBORO — Carrboro’s mayor pro tem does not plan to pursue a second term.

Susan Romaine announced Tuesday she intends to serve the remainder of her four-year term, which expires at the end of this year, and not seek reelection.

In a release announcing her intention, Romaine described her service working for the town as “the honor of a lifetime,” and said the town’s future is bright.

“New candidates on the ballot will bring fresh ideas, perspectives, and lived experiences to the table,” Romaine wrote in the release. “That change is healthy for any governing body. The constant – for me – is to remain rooted right here in a community that I love with all my heart. I’ll continue to serve PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Orange County Living Wage while pursuing new opportunities to strengthen safety nets and level playing fields.”

Romaine is the second official from Carrboro to opt out of seeking a second term. Mayor Damon Seils announced he will not seek a second term in April, with sitting council member Barbara Foushee announcing her candidacy for mayor the following month.

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