Charles Jeter of Huntersville on Friday announced plans to seek an at-large seat on the Mecklenburg County Commission. The Huntersville Republican is in his third term on the Huntersville town board, and operates a Cornelius-based transportation logistics company.
Meanwhile, District 1 commissioner Karen Bentley, whose district includes north Mecklenburg, is also planning to seek re-election.
Candidate filing begins on Monday, Feb. 8, at the Mecklenburg Board of Elections. It continues through Feb. 26. If a primary is necessary it would be May 4.
There are three at-large seats on the commission.
Mr. Jeter is a member of Davidson United Methodist Church, and was a founder of the Lake Norman Citizen, a weekly newspaper based in Huntersville. See the text of his announcement below.
BENTLEY SEEKS RE-ELECTION
Republican Karen Bentley of Huntersville, who is in her second term representing District 1, has launched a website for a planned re-election try (www.kb2010.com).
In Nov. 2008, Ms. Bentley defeated Democrat S. Rao Kommareddi by 52 percent to 48 percent to win her second term.
Ms. Bentley works in pharmaceutical sales. Outside work, she is on the University City Partners board, South Iredell/North Mecklenburg United Family Services Advisory Board. She also has been PTO president at Lake Norman Charter School and served on its board.
SOURCE: Charles Jeter press release, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010
HUNTERSVILLE – Charles Jeter, a three-term member of Huntersville’s Board of Commissioners, announced today that he is filing to run for Mecklenburg County’s Board of Commissioners (At-Large). Jeter, a Republican, will be at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections at 2:00pm on Monday February 8th to file for the 2010 Election.
Says Jeter, “I am excited about my candidacy for the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, At-Large. I see a significant need to change the direction of our county government, including but not limited to additional efforts to create more jobs, and increasing accountability and responsibility concerning taxpayer’s money. As a long time small business owner I have a well documented record of creating jobs and opportunities for people looking for work. I look forward to bringing that experience to Mecklenburg County.” Jeter further adds, “I am excited by the encouragement and support of local leaders and am very optimistic that we can be successful in a possible Republican Primary on May 4th and in the General Election on Nov 2nd.”
Charles Jeter is serving his third term on the Huntersville Town Board. In addition to his elected position, he also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors for The Hugh Torrance House & Store and as Chairman of the Huntersville School Advisory Committee. Charles, his wife Jennifer and their three children have lived in Mecklenburg County for ten years and reside in Huntersville, NC.