STEELE CREEK NEWS
Candidates Set for
(July 19, 2013) The
deadline for candidate filing for the 2013 elections was today at
noon, so the candidates for this year's elections are set.
The first primary is on
Tuesday, September 10. Steele Creek voters who reside within the
Charlotte city limits will have two offices in
the Democratic primary and one in the Republican primary. If necessary, the
Second Primary will be on October 8. Primary winners will face off
in the General Election on November 5.
Mayor of Charlotte
Democrats will choose
from four candidates for Mayor of Charlotte in the primary:
Patrick D. Cannon, Gary
Mitchell Dunn, James (Smuggie) Mitchell, Jr., and Lucille Puckett.
Mayor Patsy Kinsey was recently appointed to complete the term of
Anthony Foxx. She is not seeking reelection as mayor but is running
for her old District 1 City Council seat.
choose from two candidates for Mayor of Charlotte in the primary:
Edwin B. Peacock III and
David Michael Rice.
Charlotte City Council
Democrats also will
narrow the field of candidates for At-large seats on the Charlotte
City Council from seven to four in the primary. Candidates in the Democratic
Michael D. Barnes (currently District 4 representative), Claire
Green Fallon (Incumbent), David Howard (Incumbent), Scott Derek
Jenkins, Vi Alexander Lyles, Beth Pickering (Incumbent), and Nancy
Republicans will not
have a primary for At-large seats on the Charlotte City Council. The
four candidates will be on the November 5 General Election ballot.
Vanessa Faura, Mark
Frietch, Ken Harris, and Dennis Peterson.
for an At-large seat on the Charlotte City Council,
Eric A. Cable,
also will appear on the November 5 General Election ballot,
Charlotte City Council
All of the parts of
Steele Creek within the Charlotte city limits are within Charlotte
City Council District 3. There will be no primary for this office
since there is only one candidate for each party. Candidates on the
November 5 ballot will be Democrat
LaWana Mayfield (Incumbent),
Libertarian C. Travis Wheat,
and Republican Eric Netter.
the map below to see the boundaries of District 3 within Steele
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education adopted new districts at
its meeting on September 27, 2011. These are not the same as the
districts used for electing members of the Mecklenburg County
School Board district
and at-large representatives are elected every two years on a
rotating schedule. All members serve four-year terms.
Representatives for the three at large seats were chosen in the
November 2011 election. The six district representatives will be up
for election in 2013 based on the new districts.
All of Steele Creek
is within Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board District 2. School
Board elections are non-partisan. As there are only two candidates
for District 2, there will not be a primary, and both candidates
will appear on the November ballot. Candidates for
Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board District 2 are
Thelma Byers-Bailey and
Richard A. McElrath, Sr. (Incumbent).
See the map below to
see the boundaries of District 2 within Steele Creek.
On the maps above,
election precinct boundaries and numbers are shown in red and Steele
Creek is outlined in green. Also see maps on the following pages:
Voting Precincts and Polling Places in Steele Creek and
Election Districts in Steele Creek.
For more information
about the 2013 Primary and General Election in Mecklenburg County,
Mecklenburg County Board of Elections.
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