– Page initiated Feb. 14 2017
Some of the candidates in the 2017 primary and general elections come and go at the Forum. They or their surrogates often use the Announcements time at the end of the Forum to speak up about their candidacies. Occasionally, candidates on the ballot will be at the Forum and will comment on other matters without directly referencing their candidacies.
At some point in each election cycle, the Forum holds sessions to hear presentations from candidates, and to listen to their answers to questions.
Videos made of all those comments are posted as they become available. This page will serve as an index to the separate pages where the videos appear. The Forum does not endorse candidates.
Beginning July 17, 2017, we started adding to the pages below contact information for the campaigns as that material became available. The Forum cannot vouch for the accuracy of all of this information, and it is provided solely as a voter service. Campaigns wishing to share contact inforomation in this way should send it here by e-mail.
Democrat Vi Lyles
Eliminated Sept. 12: Joel Ford Connie Johnson Jennifer Roberts
Republican Kenny Smith
Eliminated Sept. 12: Gary Dunn
Charlotte City Council At-Large
Democrats Dimple Ajmera Julie Eiselt James (Smuggie) Mitchell Braxton Winston II
Eliminated Sept. 12: Jesse Boyd Ryan McGill
Republicans Parker Cains John Powell
Charlotte City Council Districts
District 1: Democrat Larken Egleston
Eliminated Sept. 12: Robert Mitchell
District 2: Democrat Dr. Justin Harlow
Eliminated Sept. 12: J’Tanya Adams Eric Erickson
District 3: Democrat LaWana Mayfield
District 4: Democrat Greg Phipps
Eliminated Sept. 12: Damiko Faulkner Priscilla Johnson Wil Russell
District 5: Democrat Matt Newton
Eliminated Oct. 10: Darrell Bonapart
Eliminated Sept. 12: Kris Chambers Woodruff Scott Jenkins Vinroy Reid Gary Young
District 6: Republican Tariq Bokhari
Board of Education
District 1: Annette Albright Rhonda Lennon Jess Miller
District 2: Thelma Byers-Bailey Lenora Shipp
District 3: Janeen Bryant Emmitt Terrell Butts Levester Flowers Dr. Ruby Jones Blanche Penn Olivia Scott
District 4: Carol Sawyer Stephanie Sneed Queen Thompson
District 5: Margaret Marshall Jim Peterson
District 6: Sean Strain