Mike Cochrane planning to make Board of Commissioner run in November

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Mike Cochrane who grew up locally in Mint Hill is seeking to run for office in November to serve on the Board of Commissioners and represent the citizens of Mint Hill.

Mike is married to Ann his wife of 41 years and they have been blessed with 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

He recently retired from FNB after 37 years in the banking industry.  He has worked with many of the small business owners in the town to assist in their growth and development.  Mike played a key role in providing guidance and direction to business start ups and helped existing business establishments achieve their financial needs.  He worked for over three decades with four different banks to enter the Mint Hill market.  This endeavor involved the building of four new bank branches coming into the town to assist entrepreneurs in pursuing their dream of business ownership.  This would include a small family business to opening a franchise in our community.  Also, other business enterprises who want to make Mint Hill their home for business providing goods and services to the local consumer.

Mike has a civic passion that runs deep inside of him.  “I love and enjoy living in Mint Hill and being involved with the business community around town.  I have served in several areas which includes Mint Hill Business Association/Chamber Board of Directors for 19 years, Mint Hill Senior Citizens Christmas Party, Levine Senior Center, Mint Hill Lions Club, Matthews Mint Hill Rotary Clubs, Mint Hill Planning Board, Mint Hill Events Committee and assisted with Mint Hill Madness for almost a decade,” said Mike

He is also a man of faith which plays an important role in his life.  Mike and his family attend the First Baptist Church of Indian Trail and presently serves on the Board of Deacons and the Sanctuary Choir.  “The best decision of my life was accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and also, living my life with God in charge.”

Mike wants to remain active in our community and believes by running for the Board of Commissioners it’s an opportunity where he can apply his years of experience in banking and working with local business owners.  He wants to make a difference to help craft the future of Mint Hill that works best for the citizens while managing and planning the expected growth that is coming to the town.

With his unique background and years of involvement in the community, he wants to stay in touch with local businesses and build the infrastructure to most efficiently handle the anticipated growth and continued development of the local area.

Mike said, “My challenge, if elected as a Mint Hill Town Commissioner, is to listen to the people of this town, study the issues at hand, be an advocate to help Mint Hill continue to be a place where everyone feels safe, enjoys living, working, associating with family and friends.”

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Ed Berti
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