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Dems win commission majority; Bentley re-elected


Karen Bentley

Karen Bentley was re-elected in Mecklenburg County Commission District 1.

Voters handed the Democrats a 6-3 majority on the Mecklenburg County Commission Tuesday, including a sweep of all three vacant at-large seats.

Democrats Pat Cotham (19.8 percent), Kim Ratliff (19.6 percent) and Trevor Fuller (19.1 percent) won the three at-large seats. Those seats were left vacant when current County Commission Chair Harold Cogdell Jr. decided not to run and commissioners Jennifer Roberts and JIm Pendergraph decided to run for the 9th Congressional district seat. Read the full story

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Audio: Candidates face questions at Chamber forum


Jennifer Roberts and Curtis Campbell

Jennifer Roberts (left) and Curtis Campbell answered questions at Thursday night’s Davidson College forum. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

Ninth Congressional district candidates Democrat Jennifer Roberts and Libertarian Curtis Campbell offered diverging views of government in an election forum Thursday night at Davidson College.

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Candidates face voters Thu. at Davidson forum; Pittenger opts out


election 2012 bugTwo of the three candidates for the 9th Congressional District seat – Jennifer Roberts and Curtis Campbell – will answer voters’ questions during an election forum Thursday night, Oct. 11, at Davidson College. Former Republican state Sen. Robert Pittenger has opted out, saying he plans to campaign elsewhere in the district that night. The forum also includes candidates for Mecklenburg County Commission at-large and District 1. Read the full story

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Early voting opens in Cornelius, Huntersville


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Download a sample ballot for your precinct from the MeckBOE.org website.

Early voting for the May 8 primary elections in Mecklenburg County expands this week to Cornelius Town Hall, the Huntersville library and other public buildings around the county.

Voters may cast ballots in contests for the Republican nominations for the 9th Congressional District and state Senate, Democratic and Republican nominations for Mecklenburg County Commission at-large seats, and a Democratic primary in Mecklenburg County Commission District 1, which includes north Mecklenburg. At the top of the ballot are Presidential primaries for the Libertarian and Republican parties. Also on the ballot is a proposal to amend the N.C. Constitution to define marriage as being between only a man and a woman.
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Election ’12 will alter the face of county commission


12 Dems, 4 Republicans, 1 Libertarian seek at-large seats; Bentley to face Democratic challenge for District 1 seat

wfae logoThe Mecklenburg County Commission will be looking a lot different next year. Four commissioners have decided not to run for re-election and several candidates are lining up for their seats. One commissioner is also getting a rare primary challenge. Reporter Lisa Miller of our news partner WFAE-FM talked with WFAE “Morning Edition” host Scott Graf the other day about the dynamics going into this year’s primaries for county commission.

Read below, or listen to this interview between WFAE’s Scott Graf and Lisa Miller online. (MP3, 4 mins., 37 sec.) Click the play button to start. Can’t see the player or hear the audio? CLICK HERE>

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