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JR Mount drops out of Cornelius race; 6 men running for 5 seats


Sept. 25. Because of a serious illness in his wife’s family, J.R. Mount is dropping out of what was a seven-man race for five seats on the Cornelius Town Board. The Mounts will be selling their home on Suunto Lane and moving to Locust.

Mount, who has lived in Cornelius for 13 years, is a management analyst with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.

He said he will be able to keep his job.

The Mecklenburg County Board of Elections said Mount’s name will still appear on the Nov. 3 ballot. There are now four incumbents and two others running in the non-partisan elections: Incumbents Jim Duke, Dave Gilroy, Thurman Ross and Woody Washam, as well as newcomers Denis Bilodeau and Dr. Michael Miltich. Miltich came in sixth in the town elections two years ago.