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As of today, it will be Bradford vs. Clark in NC District 98

John Bradford, Christy Clark

Dec. 6. Former NC Rep. Christy Clark, a Democrat, has announced plans to run for her old seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives—which John Bradford won back last year. NC District 98 will be one of the most competitive races in North Carolina next year.

In 2020 both President Biden and Gov. Cooper prevailed in the district which includes Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville.


But in 2018 Clark defeated incumbent John Bradford, a Republican, 19,845 to 19,512. The race went down to the wire and ended up 50.42 percent for Clark, 49.58 percent for Bradford, a former Cornelius Commissioner and one of the standard-bearers of the next generation of GOP leadership in North Carolina.


“After thoughtful consideration and encouragement from my supporters, friends, and family, I have decided to file to run for NC House District 98,” Clark said. “For too long, North Carolina has been in national headlines for all the wrong reasons. I want to return to public service to ensure our state legislature is focused on doing the work that will help every North Carolinian thrive.”


If elected, Christy plans to address funding for public schools, medical care, small business needs and “standing up to corporate polluters,” a reference to the gasoline spill in Huntersville. She also said she will stand up to anyone in Raleigh who would get in between a woman and her doctor.

The seat was held by now-US Sen. Thom Tillis who began his political career on the Cornelius Town Board.

Clark, a paralegal and local activist, lives in Huntersville, with her husband, Chris, and five children and rescue dog, Ashley.