In Ward 3, challengers Vernetta Alston and Shelia Ann Huggins overwhelmed incumbent Don Moffitt. We believe either Alston or Huggins would do well on the council. And while Huggins has more direct experience in city government—she's a business attorney who previously served in several positions in City Hall, including senior administration manager—we're sticking with Alston, who best represents the city's values and identity.
As an unflinching progressive and a queer woman of color, Alston—an attorney for the Death Penalty Litigation Center—would invigorate the council with fresh perspectives. Throughout the campaign, she has energized voters with a platform centered on immigrant and LGBTQ advocacy, fair policing, and responsible growth, all rooted in a fundamental understanding of why inequality exists in Durham today.
We endorse Alston.