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It’s a horse race: Gilroy, Furcht file to run for Town Board

July 14. By Dave Yochum. Dave Gilroy, who served 14 years on the Cornelius Town Board before losing in 2019, and political newcomer Colin Furcht, have filed to run in the local elections this November.

All five incumbent commissioners—Denis Bilodeau, Jim Duke, Dr. Mike Miltich, Thurman Ross and Tricia Sisson—have already filed to run for re-election.

Gilroy, who could not be reached for comment, has been an ongoing critic of “group think” on the town board as well as those “who “go along to get along.”

Gilroy honored for service on Town Board

An early opponent of the toll lanes on I-77, he has said independent thinking and disagreements are good for governance. Gilroy lost in 2019 when he and his wife Diane “Dee” Gilroy also ran for Town Board, literally split the Gilroy family vote.

Dave Gilroy is the managing director of ScaleFinance, a flexible finance and accounting solutions to help companies scale.

Political newcomer

There are now seven candidates for the five-person Town Board; filing for the non-partisan election closes Friday at noon.

Furcht moved to Cornelius in 2004 and served on the HOAs at Jetton Cove and Rockridge Shores, including serving as president for several years at each.


On a campaign Facebook page, he said: “Leadership is about hearing all sides and making the best decision for the team. Certainly not every decision will be appreciated by all but as long as the decision takes everyone into consideration, it will always be right.”

On LinkedIn, Furcht lists his occupation as Solutions Consultant at ResMed.