By Leigh Altman
I am voting because the president has declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses. It is shocking, and it is scary.
Never in my life, in our proud nation which is the leader of the free world, did I dream I would have to worry about the peaceful transfer of power.
Not only am I voting, but I am helping others vote too, by calling voters to ensure they know all their options for voting whether by mail, early in-person, or on Election Day.
Leigh Altman has no opposition on the November ballot for an at-large seat on the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. Altman lost to Mark Jerrell in the May 2018 primary for the District 4 seat being vacated by Dumont Clarke, but came back in the at-large commissioners primary in March 2020 to grab the third slot in an eight-person Democratic field. She holds a BA from New College of Florida and a JD from Florida State College of Law. She has practiced law in Atlanta and Charlotte, been an assistant attorney general in Georgia, a guardian ad litem in Charlotte, and a staff attorney for Charlotte’s Council for Children’s Rights.