The ballot is set for this fall’s local elections in Davidson, with the close of campaign filings on Friday. The town will see a two-way race for mayor between current Town Board member John Woods and William E. Jackson Jr. Meanwhile, two incumbents and seven challengers are in the race for five seats on the Town Board. The general election will be Nov. 6.
Candidates for town board are incumbents Margo Williams and Evan Webster along with challengers Rodney Graham, Brian Jenest, Lenny McAllister, Ian Robb, Laurie Venzon and Fountain Walker.
Growth and development, the town’s proposed purchase of the local cable TV system, improving relations between different parts of town and newcomers and existing residents, and regional cooperation have been cited as major issues by candidates as they announced their campaigns over the last two weeks.
Read more about the candidates in our coverage of election filings, CLICK HERE>
ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGN COVERAGE
EDITOR’S NOTE - A note about campaign coverage and commentary on this website:
As the political campaign gets into gear, we’re asking readers to be especially sensitive in commenting on the candidates. Allowing free comment on a local news website is still a relatively new experiment, and we’ve already run into problems in the early stages of this year’s election. We’d like to keep the conversation civil and constructive and useful for all our neighbors.
With that in mind, we humbly offer the following guidelines and know that the majority of our readers will understand.
We welcome endorsements and verifiable factual information about the candidates. Personal attacks and name-calling will be subject to removal.
We are asking candidates to refrain from commenting on news articles in which they are mentioned. If factual errors need correcting, we invite email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone calls (704-896-0569), and we pledge to correct immediately.
We invite candidates to continue participating in discussions on town issues, though we ask that they carefully consider the appropriateness of commenting in any given context. If they choose to comment, we request that they clearly identify themselves as candidates.
We will continue to provide news coverage of candidates’ campaigns, as they issue statements, appear at town meetings or community functions, etc. We invite press releases and telephone calls soliciting coverage.
We also plan to create a campaign forum where readers and candidates can exchange ideas … We’re still working on a format and we welcome suggestions on a structure for that.
My apologies to the majority of readers for whom this is common sense and not an issue. Thanks for your cooperation.
– David Boraks