Filing ends: Competition abounds for Charlotte mayor, CMS board

Six Democrats and two Republicans are running for Charlotte mayor this year, and nine people will compete in the nonpartisan race for three at-large Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board seats.

That was the tally when filing ended at noon Friday. The city of Charlotte will hold primaries for mayor and City Council on Sept. 15 to select which candidates will represent each political party. The primary winners will then be on the Nov. 3 ballot, running for two-year terms.

The election for school board and other Mecklenburg municipal races, which are nonpartisan, will be Nov. 3.

Former state Sen. Dan Clodfelter, who was appointed Charlotte’s mayor last spring in the wake of Patrick Cannon’s arrest on federal corruption charges, filed to seek a full term as mayor. He’ll face Michael Barnes, Roderick Davis, David Howard, DeJawon Joseph and Jennifer Roberts in the Democratic primary.

Edwin Peacock and Scott Stone will face off in the Republican mayoral primary.

The race for four at-large seats on Charlotte City Council drew 12 Democrats and three Republicans, which means only the Democrats will need the primary election to winnow the field.

Nine people, including incumbents Ericka Ellis-Stewart and Mary McCray, are running for three at-large school board seats. Challengers are Angela Ambroise, Janeen Bryant, Larry Bumgarner, Elyse Dashew, Levester Flowers, Jeremy Stephenson and Amelia Stinson-Wesley.

School board members serve four-year terms. The six district seats will be up for election in 2017.

Four mayors of Mecklenburg’s smaller towns – Chuck Travis in Cornelius, John Woods in Davidson, Ted Biggers in Mint Hill and Jack Edwards in Pineville – drew no competition. In Huntersville, Mayor Jill Swain faces a challenge from John Aneralla, and in Matthews Robert Guy Powell III filed to challenge Mayor Jim Taylor.

Ann Doss Helms: 704-358-5033, @anndosshelms

Final candidate filings

Names in bold filed Friday; others filed earlier. Primaries for the city of Charlotte are Sept. 15 and the general election is Nov. 3. School board and other municipal races are nonpartisan.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board

(Three seats, at-large)

Angela Ambroise, Janeen Bryant, Larry Bumgarner, Elyse Dashew, Ericka Ellis-Stewart, Levester Flowers, Mary T. McCray, Jeremy Stephenson, Amelia Stinson-Wesley

Charlotte mayor

Democrats: Michael D. Barnes, Daniel (Dan) Clodfelter, Roderick Davis, David L. Howard, DeJawon Joseph, Jennifer Roberts

Republicans: Edwin B. Peacock III, Scott Stone

Charlotte City Council at-large

Democrats: Laurence E. Bibbs, Darrell Bonapart, Bruce Clark, Julie Eiselt, Claire Green Fallon, Sean Gautam, Shawn Greeson, Mo Idlibby, Vi Lyles, Billy D. Maddalon, James (Smuggie) Mitchell, Aaron Sanders

Republicans: Pablo Carvajal, John K. Powell Jr., David Michael Rice

Charlotte City Council District 1

Democrats: Patsy Kinsey

Charlotte City Council District 2

Democrats: Al Austin, Steven Jones

Republicans: Justin Dunn

Charlotte City Council District 3

Democrats: Rosa Hodge-Mustafa, LaWana Mayfield, Warren F. Turner

Republicans: Eric Wayne Netter

Charlotte City Council District 4

Democrats: Greg Phipps

Republicans: Michael P. O’Hara

Charlotte City Council District 5

Democrats: John Autry, Scott Derek Jenkins

Charlotte City Council District 6

Republicans: Kenny Smith

Charlotte City Council District 7

Democrats: Chris Turner

Republicans: Ed Driggs

Cornelius mayor

Chuck Travis

Cornelius Town Board

Denis P. Bilodeau, Jim Duke, Dave Gilroy, Michael F. Miltich, J.R. Mount, Thurman Ross, Woody Washam Jr.

Davidson mayor

John M. Woods

Davidson Town Board

Stacey M. Anderson, Michael V. Angell, Beth Cashion, Jim Fuller, Rodney Graham, Brian Jenest

Huntersville mayor

John Aneralla, Jill Swain

Huntersville Town Board

Melinda Bales, Dan Boone, Phil Carey, Sharon Eskridge, Mark Gibbons, Charles S. Guignard, Rob Kidwell, Sarah R. McAulay, Jeff Neely, Danny Phillips, Toni Primiano, Leonard Richardson III, Nick Walsh

Matthews mayor

Robert Guy Powell III, James P. (Jim) Taylor

Matthews Town Board

John F. Higdon, Gina Hoover, Christopher L. Melton, Jeff A. Miller, Joe Pata, John Ross, Nobie Thrasher, John Urban, Larry Whitley

Mint Hill mayor

Ted Biggers

Mint Hill Town Board

Lloyd D. Austin, Dale Dalton, Carl (Mickey) Ellington, Harry Marsh, Alan McKenzie, Richard (Fig) Newton, Katrina (Tina) Weaver Ross, James Stapleton

Pineville mayor

John (Jack) Edwards

Pineville Town Board

Deborah B. Fowler, L.R. (Les) Gladden, John Harless, Chris McDonough, Adam Perkins, David Phillips, Jonathan James Rutkowski, Judianna Tinklenberg, Juliet Van Dyke