Puckett will file to run for his old seat next week

Commissioner Jim Puckett welcomes the crowd and introduces Mac McAlpine

Puckett speaking at a Newsmakers Breakfast

Nov. 25. Jim Puckett says he will file next week to run for his old seat on the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners. He lost his bid for re-election in November of last year.

“In less than a year of governance we have seen a budget that was formed under illegal processes, a singular tax increase on the entire county and two on nearly 60% of Mecklenburg County taxpayers as well as an additional attempt to increase sales taxes all without the benefit of public debate, transparency and inclusion,” he said in a press release this afternoon.

Democrats swept many of the 2017 state elections: Elaine Powell defeated Puckett who was a veteran of both the county commission and the Board of Education. Puckett said he will “bust the monopoly” on the current board which is all Democratic.

NC Rep. John Bradford also lost to Christy Clark in the District 98 race. He, too, says he will run for his old seat.

Puckett says he has the following endorsements:

US Congressman Dan Bishop

NC Governor Jim Martin

NC Lt. Governor Dan Forest

NC Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey

NC Superintendent of Schools Mark Johnson

US Deputy Sec of Commerce Luther Hodges Jr

Judge George Bell

Judge Eric Levinson

State Senator Bob Rucho

State Senator Jeff Tarte

State Representative Jeff McNeely

State Representative John Bradford

State Representative Justin Moore

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill James

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Karen Bentley

Mecklenburg County Commissioner George Higgins

Charlotte Mayor Richard Vinroot

Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla

Cornelius Mayor Woody Washam

Charlotte City Councilman Ed Driggs

Charlotte City Councilman Don Reid

Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Lynn Wheeler

Huntersville Town Commissioner Danny Phillips

Huntersville Town Commissioner Mark Gibbons

Huntersville Town Commissioner Charles Guignard

Huntersville Town Commissioner Dan Boone

Huntersville Town Commissioner Brian Hines

Huntersville Town Commissioner Brian Sisson

Cornelius Town Commissioner Denis Bilodeau

Cornelius Town Commissioner Dr. Mike Miltich

Cornelius Town Commissioner Jim Duke

Cornelius Town Commissioner Dave Gilroy

Lake Norman Chamber Chair Tricia Sisson

Lake Norman Chamber Chair Joshua Dobi

Lake Norman Chamber Chair John Hettwer

Lake Norman Chamber Chair Bob McIntosh

Former Union County GOP Chair Daniel Barry


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