STEELE CREEK NEWS
Begins September 19 at Steele Creek Library
9, 2005) The Primary Election for Charlotte Mayor, Charlotte City
Council, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board district
representatives is September 27, but you can vote early at the Steele
Creek Library. No Excuse Early voting begins on Monday September 19
and continues until Saturday, September 24 at Steele Creek
and seven other libraries. You can vote now at the
Elections Office at 741 Kenilworth Avenue. (See schedule
The General Election is November 8. Here is a
rundown of the offices:
Incumbent Pat McCrory faces Martin Davis in the Republican
Primary. The winner will meet Democrat Craig Madans in the General
Council At-Large: Five candidates are running in the Democratic
Primary for the four available seats: Raphael Basisa, Darrell
Bonapart, Susan Burgess, David Erdman, and Anthony Fox. They
will face the four Republican candidates (John Lassiter, Pat
Mumford, John Tabor, and Lynn Wheeler) in the General Election.
for no-excuse, in-person early voting:
City, South County, Independence, Main, West Boulevard,
Steele Creek, Morrison and Beatties Ford Road libraries, 11
a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 19-23 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 24.
Elections office, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays Sept. 8 to 23, and 10
a.m.--1 p.m. Sept. 24.
Districts: Seven district seats will be filled this fall. All parts of Steele Creek within the Charlotte city limits are
within District 3, where incumbent Warren Turner faces opposition in
the Democratic Primary from Joel D. Ford. There is no Republican
Primary, so the winner of the Democratic Primary will be the
District 3 representative.
School Board: Six
district seats will be filled in non-partisan elections. Four
candidates are running the the District 2 Primary. District 2
includes all of Steele Creek. Primary candidates are Mukul Datta,
Donna Jenkins Dawson, Sheila Ann Johnson, and incumbent Vilma D.
The League of
Women Voters has organized debates for the Charlotte City Council
races. These will air beginning at 3:00 pm on Sunday September 11 on WTVI, and
will be repeated on Government Cable Channel 16 on September 15 at 9
am, September 16 at 7 pm, September 19 at 9 pm, September 23 at 6
pm, and September 26 at 9 am,
Also on the
November 8 ballot will be four bond issues totaling $554 million.
These are $427 million for school facilities, the
largest in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools history, $66 million for
land purchase, $14.5 million for law enforcement facilities, and
$46.5 for community college facilities.
As reported by the
Wylie Pilot, approximately $20 million of the $66 million of
the bond package for land acquisition will go towards purchasing
land near Mountain Island Lake. This land would be protected from
development and thus help maintain water quality in Mountain Island
Lake as well as Lake Wylie downstream. See the story
Mecklenburg vote could effect Lake Wylie water.
information on the fall's primary and general elections, visit the
Mecklenburg County Board of Elections web site.