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Who Is Running For Mecklenburg County Commission

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center

Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners:

Why these races are important: The Board of County Commissioners oversees funding for county programs and services. A change in leadership could impact how funds are distributed to different county entities, which includes funding for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the operation and oversight of the Mecklenburg County Health Department.


At-large: (voters pick three)

  • Pat Cotham (Incumbent) — Democrat
  • Trevor Fuller (Incumbent) — Democrat
  • Ella Scarborough (Incumbent) — Democrat
  • Jeremy Brasch — Republican 

District 1:

  • Elaine Powell — Democrat
  • Jim Puckett (Incumbent) — Republican

District 5:

  • Susan Harden — Democrat
  • Matthew Ridenhour (Incumbent) —Republican

District 6:

  • Susan Rodriguez McDowell — Democrat
  • Bill James (Incumbent) — Republican

Return to the 2018 Midterm Voter Guide here.

Jessa O’Connor was an assistant digital news editor and Sunday reporter for WFAE. She joined the team in 2018 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a degree in broadcast journalism and worked for her college radio news station. Jessa won national awards for her college news coverage, including “First Place in Radio” from the Hearst Journalism Awards Program and “Best Radio News Reporting” from the Society of Professional Journalists.