Mint Hill will vote for a mayor again on November 8. There are two candidates—present mayor Ted Biggers and local business owner, Jean Bonner. A mayor sets the pace for the board and presides over meetings. The mayor also cast votes if there is a tie between the commissioners.
Ted H. Biggers Jr.
Ted H. Biggers was elected mayor of Mint Hill in 1999. He was elected to the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners in 1997 and served one term as Mayor Pro-Tem.
He was born and raised in Mecklenburg County and graduated from CMS schools. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A. degree in Political Science. He served as a fighter pilot in the U. S. Air Force for seven years. He works for U.S. Airways now as a pilot.
He has been married for 34 years and has three children who grew up in Mint Hill. His wife works at Clear Creek School.
Biggers was involved in the formation of Mint Hill’s police dept. He is a strong advocate of good education and has participated at many levels in local schools. He is chairman and founder of Queen’s Grant Community School. He established the Mint Hill Veteran’s Day breakfast in 1999. He is also an active Boy Scout leader.
“I am running for re-election to continue to serve the citizens of Mint Hill and to assure we maintain a small town feel while demanding high quality growth. You know what I’ve stood for and what I stand for.” He wants to keep the town safe, protect against urbanization, step up the sidewalk program and keep taxes low.
Jean Bonner is also running for mayor. Bonner owns Angel’s Rest Day Spa and is a graduate of Independence High School and a Mint Hill native. She is single and a Christian.
“Elections for mayor in our small town occur every two years, and it’s that time again. After 12 years of leadership, I believe it is time for new ideas and leadership. It is my privilege to run for Mayor of Mint Hill.”
Bonner said she pledges to be a passionate spokesperson for the town and to offer strong leadership so a vision and action plan can be created for Mint Hill’s future.
“I want Mint Hill to be a showcase of what is right about small town America,” she said. “We are not moving in the right direction. I believe a widely shared vision of our town has emerged, a vision that emphasizes unhappiness with our present leadership. As a community, many of us are taking action to fulfill that vision, as evidenced by groups forming to have to fight our own town leadership. We can’t afford to be complacent. Especially in these current times, our decisions have far-reaching impact in shaping our quality of life both in the near future and for generations to come. It takes many heads, hands, and hearts to preserve the Mint Hill we love while shaping the Mint Hill we envision.”