Meet the candidates for Mint Hill mayor, commissioners and District 6 School Board tonight

Picture 2The Mint Hill Women’s Club will host a Candidate’s Forum on tonight at the McEwen Room, Mint Hill Town Hall. The event begins at 7 pm with four-five minute remarks by the candidates, followed by light refreshments and then a question and answer with the candidates. Attendees will be given forms to record their questions for a specific candidate during the first part of the program and questions will be organized and read after the break.
The following candidates have agreed to attend the forum: For Mint Hill mayor: Ted Biggers and Larry Bumgarner; For Mint Hill Board of Commissioners, five of the seven candidates will attend: Lloyd Austin, Mickey Ellington, Adam Kaplan, Brenda McRae and Tina Ross; for Board of Education: Terri Dickinson, Tim Morgan and John Ross.

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Mint Hill Women’s Club candidate forum this Monday

The Mint Hill Women’s Club will host a Candidate’s Forum on Monday, October 12 at the McEwen Room, Mint Hill Town Hall. The event begins at 7 pm with four-five minute remarks by the candidates, followed by light refreshments and then a question and answer with the candidates. Attendees will be given forms to record their questions for a specific candidate during the first part of the program and questions will be organized and read after the break.
The following candidates have agreed to attend the forum: For Mint Hill mayor: Ted Biggers and Larry Bumgarner; For Mint Hill Board of Commissioners, five of the seven candidates will attend: Lloyd Austin, Mickey Ellington, Adam Kaplan, Brenda McRae and Tina Ross; for Board of Education: Terri Dickinson, Tim Morgan and John Ross.

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Outgoing Mayor Myers endorses Taylor for Matthews top spot

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Jim Taylor with Mayor Lee Myers

Lee Myers has officially endorsed Matthews council member Jim Taylor in his bid to become the town’s new mayor.
“”It is vital that we elect Jim Taylor for mayor,” Myers said in a prepared statement. “He is accountable, energetic, professional and well connected with state and local leaders. His leadership and vision will protect our businesses, quality of life, schools and our low property tax rate.”

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Locke Foundation to offer guide for local candidates

A new, easy-to-use checklist will help voters and candidates focus on the most important issues facing North Carolina’s city and town governments. The John Locke Foundation is unveiling the checklist as candidates start cranking up their campaigns for the 2009 municipal elections.

“City council members throughout North Carolina hold the reins of the first level of government that affects most North Carolinians,” said Dr. Michael Sanera, JLF Research Director and Local Government Analyst. “With a proper perspective on the uses and limits of government, these leaders can foster prosperity in their communities through free individuals pursuing their own dreams without fear of the city arbitrarily curtailing their activities or usurping their property or wealth.” Continue reading

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