Orange County Commissioners: Dorosin, Pelissier, Price and Rich coast

Price defeats Weaver in District 2, Pelissier retains at-large seat, Dorosin and Rich go uncontested

tgrubb@newsobserver.comNovember 6, 2012 

  • Results District 1 D - Mark Dorosin→  52.33% D - Penny Rich→  47.67% District 2 D - Renee Price→  71.10% R - Chris Weaver →  28.90% At large D - Bernadette Pelissier→  70.57% R - Mary Carter→ 29.43% (44 of 44 precincts reporting)

— Three newcomers and one incumbent were elected to the Orange County Board of Commissioners.

In the District 2 race, Democrat Renee Price defeated Republican Chris Weaver by almost 3-1. Incumbent Democrat Bernadette Pelissier won the at-large race, defeating Republican challenger Mary Carter by a similar margin.

District 1 candidates Democrats Mark Dorosin and Penny Rich effectively won their seats in the May primary and went uncontested in the general election.

Price and Pelissier watched the election returns Tuesday night with other Orange County Democrats at the R&R Grill in Chapel Hill.

Price wished her supporters “a great big thank you” and said her first goals are building the Southern Branch Library and northern Orange County and Rogers Road community centers.

“We’re in this together, and I look forward to working together to build the community,” Price said.

Both she and Pelissier ran on a platform of economic growth for long-term vitality. The commissioners will consider a water and sewer contract Thursday for the Buckhorn Economic Development District, Pelissier said.

“I just want to get back to work and concentrate on what we have to do,” Pelissier said.

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