County, state candidate forum Oct. 14 in Davidson

DAVIDSON – Candidates for Mecklenburg County commission at large, state senate and county sheriff will participate in a candidate forum Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane.

The St. Alban’s neighborhood association, the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce and DavidsonNews.net are hosting the event, which is open to the public.

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 Roberts, who has another commitment.

Also on the program are District 40 N.C. Sen. incumbent Malcolm Graham, D-Charlotte, and Republican challenger John Aneralla, of Huntersville, and incumbent Sheriff Chipp Bailey, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger Christopher R. Hailey.

Other candidates running unopposed have been invited to make remarks, including 98th District N.C. Rep. Thom Tillis and District 1 County Commissioner Karen Bentley.

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