McKee to seek re-election

Dec. 21, 2013 @ 01:25 PM

Orange County Commissioner Earl McKee has announced that he will run for re-election in 2014.

In a written statement, McKee said that he will “continue to work on past goals as well as focus on issues which affect each and every one of us on a daily basis.”
“I have enjoyed the last three years as a member of the Orange County board of commissioners and appreciate the opportunity to represent the residents of District 2,” he said.
McKee ran in 2010 and represents District 2 with Renee Price. The district makes up the majority of the county and includes Hillsborough and Mebane. District 1 includes Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
McKee is currently the board vice chairman.
In his statement, McKee cited three key platform areas in 2010, public safety, quality schools and economic development to expand the tax base. He said that he will continue his efforts in these areas.
McKee added that even though he received criticism for his call for spending cuts “without defining exactly which line item would be at risk” he “was correct in insisting that our financial staff identify possible reductions for our board to approve.”
Fellow board members Alice Gordon of District 1 and board chairman and member at-large Barry Jacobs will also be up for re-election in 2014.