Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines endorse Hillary Clinton

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Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan and Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines.

Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan and Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines, along with numerous other North Carolina mayors, are officially endorsing Hillary Clinton for president today.

“Throughout her career, Hillary Clinton has focused on putting families first and ensuring that all hardworking Americans have a fair shot at success regardless of their circumstances,” Vaughan said in a news release. “I’m excited to be supporting Hillary for president because she has put forward smart, results-based proposals to combat income equality by making the largest investment in job creation since World War II and building an economy that works for all Americans.”

Vaughan’s husband Don Vaughan, formerly a Greensboro city councilman and state senator, is one of North Carolina’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention, which begins Monday.

“I’m proud to be supporting Hillary Clinton for president because she is the one candidate with the foreign policy experience to steer America in the right direction during a time of such global volatility,” Mayor Joines said in a press release. “Donald Trump lacks both the stability and knowledge to serve as our Commander-in-Chief and American cannot afford to elect someone who has demonstrated admiration for dictators and a tremendous lack of respect for our allies. He is also a chronic outsourcer who has proven with his unscrupulous business practices that he has no regard for small businesses or working families.”

Vaughan and Joines are one of 20 mayors to endorse Clinton. The others include the mayors of Winston-Salem, Burlington, Durham, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Asheville, Gastonia and Hillsboro.

Burlington Mayor Ian Baltutis said in a news release: “I’m proud to be supporting Hillary Clinton for president because she has demonstrated a strong commitment to the small business community by proposing increased incubation, mentoring, and training for tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners, especially in underserved communities across the country. Additionally, I’m confident in and excited about her plans to help young people develop the skills they need to become the entrepreneurs and business leaders of tomorrow.”

Here is the full list of endorsing mayors:

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer

Bethel Mayor Gloristine Brown

Bolton Mayor Shawn Maynor

Burlington Mayor Ian Baltutis

Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle

Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts

Creedmoor Mayor Darryl Moss

Durham Mayor Bill Bell

Gastonia Mayor John Bridgeman

Green Level Mayor Remonia Enoch

Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan

Hillsborough Mayor Thomas Stevens

Knightdale Mayor James Roberson

Lincolnton Mayor Ed Hatley

Red Springs Mayor John McNeill

Shelby Mayor Stan Anthony

Whiteville Mayor Terry Mann

Williamston Mayor Joyce Whichard-Brown

Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines