Steve Schewel

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Steve Schewel
PIC Mayor Steve Schewel.jpg
Mayor of Durham, North Carolina
Assumed office
Preceded byBill Bell
Personal details
Born1951 (age 68–69)
Lynchburg, Virginia, US
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Lao Rubert
Alma materDuke University (B.A.)
Columbia University (M.A.)
Duke University (PhD)

Steve Schewel is the mayor of Durham, North Carolina. After serving on the Durham City Council starting in 2011, Schewel was elected mayor on November 7, 2017, to succeed the retiring Bill Bell.[1] He had previously served in City Council.

Schewel is a visiting assistant professor at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and founded the alternative weekly newspaper, The Independent, which he later sold.[2] He is also a former Durham Public Schools board of education member and former English instructor at North Carolina Central University.[3]

He received a bachelor's degree from Duke in 1973 and a Ph.D. in 1982.


  1. ^ "Councilman to succeed Bell as Durham mayor :". 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  2. ^ Baumgartner Vaughan, Dawn; Eanes, Zachery; Johnson, Joe (2017-11-07). "Steve Schewel to be Durham's next mayor". The Herald-Sun. Retrieved 2019-12-28.
  3. ^ "Meet Steve". Steve Schewel for Durham. Retrieved 2019-12-29.

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