Decision 2013: Who Will Be Fayetteville’s Next Mayor

Who will be Fayetteville’s next mayor? Hmmmm, that’s a good question. But with filing dates soon approaching, the anticipation is mounting.

There’s a lot of speculation on the street. The Fayetteville Observer has recently thrown some names around outside of the usual suspects of Kirk deViere, Nat Robertson, D.J. Haire and Val Applewhite. Good candidates all. However, on the street, people are also bringing up names like current mayor pro tempore Jim Arp, former council member Ted Mohn, County Commissioner Ed Melvin and former county commissioner and Fayetteville City Councilman Breeden Blackwell.

Well, we know there are plenty more qualified candidates out there who have a clear vision of the kind of leadership that it will take to move this community forward. So, during the next couple of weeks we thought Up & Coming Weekly and our radio partners Goldy and Jim at WFNC’s (AM 640) Good Morning Fayetteville Show, which airs from 6-10 a.m. weekday mornings, would ask Fayetteville residents “who would make a good mayor for our city?”

We want to know.

To that end, we will gather up the names and run a mock election. We will place a ballot in Up & Coming Weekly and invite people to vote online. We will announce the “unofficial” results on the GMF radio show and interview some of the top vote getters. Remember, anyone can be nominated just by emailing us their name. Have fun with it ... we will!

Thank you, for reading Up & Coming Weekly.

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