Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce schedules candidate forums for North Meck


Pictured Above: Moderator Jason Colvin – Picture courtesy of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce


Cornelius, NC September 23, 2019 – The Lake Norman Chamber will host a candidate forum in each of the three North Mecklenburg towns in the next couple of weeks. A two-hour forum will be held in each town at the respective town halls. The forum for Cornelius is Tuesday, October 1st; Davidson is Wednesday, October 2nd, and Huntersville is Tuesday, October 8th. All forums are 7:00 – 9:00 PM. The event will be moderated by Jason Colvin, Owner /Agent Jason Colvin State Farm and the Chair of the Lake Norman Chamber Public Policy Division. The forums are sponsored by WSIC FM and open to the public.

Tricia Sisson, 2019 Chamber Board Chair, and a candidate for Town Board in Cornelius, said, “The Lake Norman Chamber is pleased to provide a forum for our members and the residents of our communities to educate themselves on the candidates for office. We are thankful for the support and the cooperation of the respective town managers and their staff in allowing us to facilitate these forums. While the Chamber does not endorse candidates, our hope is that these forums will allow the public to better understand the candidate’s positions on issues that affect our communities.”

Each of the three towns has newcomers to the political scene running for town board positions with a contested race for Mayor in Huntersville. For a complete list of candidates in each community and CMS School Board visit

Bill Russell, president of the Lake Norman Chamber, touched on the importance of this year’s election on the business community. “The local elected officials and our school board members we elect will make decisions which will have a profound impact on our local infrastructure including land use, transportation improvement, and schools. When we vote in this election, we need to select leaders who can balance the continued economic growth and vitality our business community has enjoyed with the land use decisions and insight into managed growth which makes Lake Norman an attractive region to relocate businesses and families.”

The format of the forums will be similar to the forums conducted in previous years giving attendees a chance to submit their written questions to the candidates. Local citizens are strongly encouraged to attend and participate. Given the large field of candidates for town commissioner seats in each town, the candidates will be divided into two groups giving each equal time.

The candidates for Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board District At Large will be invited to participate in the forum in both the Oct 1st (Cornelius) and Oct 2nd (Davidson) Forums as there is no contested position for mayor and allows ample time for questions. The Forum in Huntersville will allow an allotted time for incumbent Mayor John Aneralla and challenger Rob Kidwell. Candidates for School Board and other positions will have time at the end of the forum for self-introductions.

For more information about the forums, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 704-892-1922 or visit The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, with approximately 900 business members, has been serving the Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, and greater Lake Norman region since 1987.

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Author: Niakeya James