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. Continue reading
Mint Hill will no longer be in State Senate District 35 according to the latest Republican-drawn redistricting map released today. Mint Hill’s new district will be 41 which runs mostly along I-485 from Matthews, to Mint Hill to north Mecklenburg County.
The map will still need a final vote—most likely in late July—and there could be a few more tweaks. But more than likely Mint Hill will have a new state senator in the next state-wide elections.
A public hearing video conference will be held July 18 at CPCC on the proposed changes.
The American Family Business Institute applauded Rep. Sue Myrick for her support to permanently repeal the Federal Estate Tax.
Rep. Myrick and 150 other members of Congress have signed the “Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act” (HR 1259), originally sponsored by Representatives Kevin Brady (R-TX-8) and Mike Ross (D-AR-4).
“Representative Myrick is a champion for death tax repeal,” said AFBI President Dick Patten. “By supporting legislation that repeals the Federal Estate Tax, she is standing up for family business owners, farmers and entrepreneurs across North Carolina and America.”
Representative Myrick signed AFBI’s “Death Tax Repeal Pledge” during the 2010 election cycle.
Rep. Sue Myrick (Dist. 9) will still represent the Mint Hill area according to the GOP-drawn congressional redistricting maps for North Carolina. However, Myrick’s district will change slightly. Her district, which currently pulls from suburban Mecklenburg County, Union County and Gaston County, will add southern Iredell County and drop Gaston County. The change shouldn’t affect her chances of getting reelected.
Just north of Mint Hill, Rep. Larry Kissell, a Democrat whose congressional district includes parts of 10 counties including Stanly, Union and Carbarrus, will lose a large group of African Americans to Rep. Mel Watt’s 12th district. The result could spell trouble for Kissell. In 2008, 52 percent of District 8 voted for Barack Obama. With the new district, the number falls to 44 percent.
Meetings will be held across the state Thursday to give residents a chance to voice their opinions about the new redistricting map. In the Charlotte area, the meeting will be held at the UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library, Room 143, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. The meeting lasts from 3-9 pm.
As Republicans in North Carolina held a fundraiser in Raleigh yesterday, a crowd of demonstrators stood outside calling the event a “pay for play” dinner with lobbyists.
Rep. Bill Brawley, who serves the Mint Hill and Matthews area, told WTVD that Democrats held the same type of fundraisers when they were in power:
The only difference between this and what has happened for years is the Republicans are in the majority.
Brawley spoke with reporters before heading into the event. He told WRAL that he had never been protested before. “This is great,” he said.
Democrats will hold a similar fundraiser July 12.