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Candidate Forum at Steele Creek AME Zion Church October 12

Vote!(September 20, 2013) The Charlotte District Voters Coordinator Department is sponsoring a Candidate Brunch and Forum on Saturday, October 12 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.  It will be held in the Fellowship Room at the Steele Creek AME Zion Church at 1500 Shopton Rd (near the Police and Fire Training Academy).

Candidates will have an opportunity state their platform and participate in a question and answer session with the constituents. Candidates for Mayor, Charlotte City Council (at-large and district representatives), and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education (district representatives) have been invited.

Candidates in districts from throughout Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have been invited, but Steele Creek residents will specifically be voting in four races:

Mayor of Charlotte

Patrick D. Cannon (Dem)
Edwin B. Peacock III (Rep)

Charlotte City Council At-Large (Four Seats)

Michael D. Barnes (Dem)
Claire Green Fallon (
David Howard (
Vi Alexander Lyles (Dem)
Vanessa Faura (Rep)
Mark Frietch (Rep)
Ken Harris (Rep)
Dennis Peterson (Rep)

Charlotte City Council District 3

LaWana Mayfield (Incumbent/Dem)
C. Travis Wheat (Lib)
Eric Netter (Rep)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education District 2 (Non-partisan)

Thelma Byers-Bailey
Richard A. McElrath, Sr. (Incumbent)

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5. Early voting starts on October 17 at the Hal Marshall Building in Uptown Charlotte and the following week at the Steele Creek Library and other sites. Early voting ends on Saturday, November 2.

For maps of election precincts and voting districts in Steele Creek, see the following pages: Voting Precincts and Polling Places in Steele Creek and Election Districts in Steele Creek.

For more information about the 2013 General Election in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, see Mecklenburg County Board of Elections.

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