Carrboro Alderman John Herrera, the board's mayor pro tempore, made the following statement tonight:
"I will not be running for reelection. I'm delighted in Sammy Slade. He's a Latino who will continue bringing a voice to this community. I think Sammy brings so many things to this town. He is a community organizer and has planted many seeds. And I look forward to him becoming the second Latino alderman in the town of Carrboro. I've gone from three kids to six kids and I really want to spend more time with my family."