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Where Mecklenburg's delegation stands on the airport vote

By Jim Morrill and Steve Harrison
Charlotte Observer

Mecklenburg County lawmakers voted along party lines on creating an authority to run Charlotte's airport.

As House Speaker, Rep. Thom Tillis (R-Cornelius) did not vote; Sen. Dan Clodfelter (D-Charlotte) was excused from voting because of a potential conflict of interest.

Here's how the others voted.

Voted against airport authority:

Rep. Kelly Alexander, D-Charlotte

Rep. Becky Carney, D-Charlotte

Rep. Tricia Cotham, D-Matthews

Rep. Carla Cunningham, D-Charlotte

Rep. Beverly Earle, D-Charlotte

Rep. Rodney Moore, D-Charlotte

Sen. Joel Ford, D-Charlotte

Sen. Malcolm Graham, D-Charlotte

Voted for airport authority:

Rep. Bill Brawley, R-Matthews

Rep. Rob Bryan, R-Charlotte

Rep. Charles Jeter, R-Huntersville

Rep. Ruth Samuelson, R-Charlotte

Rep. Jacqueline Schaffer, R-Charlotte

Rep. Bob Rucho, R-Matthews

Rep. Jeff Tarte, R-Cornelius

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