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10 candidates for 5 Town Board seats

Early voters at Cornelius Town Hall in 2020

July 21. Now there are 10 candidates for five seats on the non-partisan Cornelius Town Board. Charmaine Nephew of Chapel Point Lane has filed her paperwork with the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections to run this fall in the biennial local elections.

She is a member of the town’s HR committee which has helped improve the employee retention problem among Cornelius first responders and town staff.

Retired business owner and community leader Bob Menzel filed Thursday, filing closed at noon Friday.

Two years ago we called it a horse race when there were nine candidates. But in 2017, there were 11 candidates.

Incumbents who have filed for re-election include Colin Furcht, Michael Osborne and Todd Sansbury. Long-time commissioner Dave Gilroy will not seek re-election.

Former Commissioners Michael Miltich and Thurman Ross have filed to run. Newcomers Robert Carney, Scott Higgins and Susan Johnson have also filed.

There are two candidates for mayor: Incumbent Woody Washam and Commissioner Denis Bilodeau.

Board of Commissioners, Town of Cornelius


Non-Partisan Candidates in This Race

Robert Carney

20105 Coachmans Wood Ln
Cornelius, NC 28031
Phone: (704) 677-3872

Email: robbycarney3@gmail.com

Filed On: 07/13/2023

Colin J. Furcht

19709 Schooner Dr
Cornelius, NC 28031
Phone: (704) 661-2193

Email: colin.furcht@gmail.com

Web Site: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100070548936173

Filed On: 07/07/2023

Scott Higgins

22354 Market St
Cornelius, NC 28031
Office Phone: (828) 507-1122

Web Site: www.scotthigginsforcommissioner.com

Filed On: 07/07/2023

Susan Johnson

Filed On: 07/07/2023

Bob Menzel

18825 Peninsula Club Dr
Cornelius, NC 28031Office Address:
PO Box 97275
Raleigh, NC 27624
Office Phone: (704) 467-0795

Email: bob@bobmenzel.com

Web Site: www.bobmenzel.com

Filed On: 07/20/2023

Michael (Mike) Miltich

18021 Nantz Rd
Cornelius, NC 28031
Phone: (704) 896-0999

Email: dr.mike_miltich@aol.com

Web Site: www.facebook.com/miltich.md

Filed On: 07/11/2023

Charmaine Nephew

20017 Chapel Point Ln
Cornelius, NC 28031
Filed On: 07/20/2023

Michael Osborne

Office Phone: (980) 999-8004

Email: mike@electosborne.com

Web Site: www.electosborne.com

Filed On: 07/07/2023

Thurman Ross

19907 Burton Ln
Cornelius, NC 28031
Phone: (704) 968-5876

Email: thurmanross@gmail.com

Filed On: 07/13/2023

Todd Sansbury

Filed On: 07/07/2023