Pictured above: Melissa Neader who formally announced her campaign for Iredell County Commissioner Friday night – WSIC photo
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (WSIC NEWS) – With a platform focusing on more community conversations, businesswoman Melissa Neader launched her 2020 campaign for Iredell Commissioner Friday night.
“I believe we need to really focus on having conversations with people that our views may not align with,” says Neader. “Have those conversations that are uncomfortable, but treat each other with respect to hear that other person’s ideas.”
Neader and her husband own the McDonald’s locations in Iredell County. Neader is also a WSIC client. She hosts Why Should I Care Thursday mornings. Neader says she’s not afraid of tough discussions.
“I believe I can represent, or find a way to have an opportunity for, each individual in the community and find ways to have conversations… Local government impacts people more than they realize.”
Neader says government cannot spend its way out of situations and also says she’s interested in making sure emergency services are properly staffed.
There are seven active committees for Iredell County Commissioner right now. That doesn’t guarantee a run by these individuals. Other potentials include Scottie Brown, Raymond Burnette, Steve Ellis, Ronda Hoke, Gene Houpe, and Ryan Pegarsch.