Monday, July 27, 2009

City council candidates' forum

Charlotte East Community Partners is holding a candidates’ forum for city council candidates from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hickory Grove Recreation Center Gymnasium, 6709 Pence Road in Charlotte.
All six District 1, District 4 and District 5 Candidates, and 14 of the 15 at-large Candidates are confirmed. This forum is the only East Charlotte forum before the primary on Sept. 15.
Council members for District 1 and District 5 represent East Charlotte. The incumbent in District 1 is Patsy Kinsey. Challenger is Owen Sutkowski. The incumbent in District 5 is Nancy Carter. Challenger is Darrell Bonapart.
The N.C. Women’s Political Caucus has endorsed the incumbents for those districts as well as at-large candidate Susan Burgess.
Details about other candidates are available through the Mecklenburg Board of Elections candidates’ list.
Moderator is N.C. Rep. Tricia Cotham, a Democrat who represents District 100.
Candidates will each make opening statements, answer questions prepared by a committee representing the sponsoring organizations and make closing statements.
Sponsors are Charlotte East Community Partners, Eastside Political Action Committee, Neighbors for a Safer Charlotte, Plaza Eastway Partners and Windsor Park Neighbors.
Questions? Contact Heather Ferguson, CECP President, with questions at
Sources: Emails from CECP and Bonapart. MBOE website.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why would we want to re-elect Nancy Carter. She refuses to stand up for the issues facing East Charlotte. She has never put a motion before council to stop the demise the busines community along Indep. Blvd, Eastland Mall or any other negative issue facing our community.

She has never had a viable opposition and Darrell Bonpart has been active in the community working hard for East Charlotte.

I'm a former Nancy Carter supporter, who will be voting for Darrell Bonapart.