Davidson’s Precinct 206 Democrats will hold an organizing meeting Wednesday at Town Hall. Also, candidates for the Mecklenburg County at-large seats and other local races will be in Davidson Thursday, Oct. 14, for a candidate forum organized by the St. Alban’s neighborhood association, Lake Norman Chamber, and DavidsonNews.net. And North Mecklenburg Republican Women are hosting a Pig Pickin’ and Politickin’ GOP Rally and BBQ on Oct. 12 at Northstone Club in Huntersville.
PRECINCT 206 MEETING
Democrats from Davidson’s Precinct 206 (the Town Hall voting district) will hold an organizing meeting and election of a chairman and other officers on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 216 S. Main St.
All Democrats in the precinct are invited. For more information, contact temporary chairman Lindsey Hobbs Jr., 704-439-7118.
LEARN ABOUT COUNTY CANDIDATES OCT. 14
With the November election a little over a month away, the campaign for the Mecklenburg County Commission at-large seats and other local offices is getting into swing. The county commission race is likely to get the most attention, as a trio of Democrats seeking re-election square off against three Republicans and a Libertarian challenger.
As you ponder your vote, you can hear from the candidates themselves at a candidate forum Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson. The event is being organized by the St. Alban’s neighborhood association, the Lake Norman Chamber and DavidsonNews.net.
The county commission at-large race pits Democratic incumbents Jennifer Roberts, Harold Cogdell Jr. and Dan Murrey against Republican challengers Jim Pendergraph, Dan Ramirez and Corey Thompson, and Libertarian Jack Stratton.
The forum will include all the candidates except Ms. Roberts, who has another commitment. Also on the program are District 40 state Senate incumbent Malcolm Graham (D-Charlotte) and Republican challenger John Aneralla of Huntersville, and incumbent Sheriff Chipp Bailey (D) and challenger Christopher R. Hailey.
Other candidates who are running unopposed are also being invited to attend, including state Rep. Thom Tillis (R-Cornelius/98th Dist.) and District 1 county commissioner Karen Bentley (R).
For more information about the forum, contact David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-896-0569.
GOP PIG PICKIN’
The North Mecklenburg Republican Women will hold their Second Annual Pig Pickin’ and Politickin’ GOP Rally and BBQ Dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 12, featuring local Republican candidates and U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick (R-Charlotte).
The rally and dinner will begin with registration at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. at NorthStone Club, 15801 NorthStone Drive, Huntersville.
Attendees will be able to hear candidates speak, pick up yard signs and volunteer. Tickets are $20, available by reservation. Email email@example.com.
- At-large County Commissioner Harold Cogdell will be in Davidson Sunday afternoon, Oct. 3, for a private “meet and greet” event at North Harbor Club. The event host committee includes a variety of local community leaders, including Mayors Jeff Tarte of Cornelius and John Woods of Davidson, Eddie and Frances Knox, Ruth Shaw, District Attorney Peter Gilchrist , John Hicks, Charlotte City Council member David Howard and Bishop George E. Battle Jr.
- Election dates: Absentee voting by mail has already begun. Voter registration ends Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. Early voting in Mecklenburg County begins Oct. 14. The election is Tuesday, Nov. 2. More info about the election, including candidate lists and voting instructions, can be found at meckboe.org/.
CORRECTION, Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at 3:30 p.m.: This article has been updated to add the name of county commission at-large candidate Dan Ramirez and to correct the party affiliation of Jack Stratton.