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Cornelius Board and Mayor Candidates 2023

How Cornelius candidates say they will vote on term lengths

Oct. 27. By Dave Vieser. Only one of the 12 Town of Cornelius candidates favors a change to four-year terms according to a poll conducted by Cornelius Today during the past week. Town Board challenger Robert Carney plans to vote for the longer term; seven others, including both mayoral candidates, prefer the current two year […]

Election guide: 10 candidates for 5 seats on Town Board

Oct. 26. Ten candidates are vying for five seats on the non-partisan Town Board. Five are newcomers, three are incumbents and two want their old seats back, having lost in the biennial elections in 2021. Newcomers: Robert (Robby) Carney, Dr. Scott Higgins, Susan Johnson, Bob Menzel and Charmaine Nephew. Running for the seats they lost […]

Denis Bilodeau (left), Woody Washam (right)

It’s Bilodeau vs. Washam: 2 candidates, 1 job

Oct. 25. By Dave Yochum. For the first time in 15 years there is competition for the top elected job in Cornelius: Denis Bilodeau vs. Woody Washam, the three-term incumbent. Both were elected town commissioners—Washam for two terms åthe most votes in the non-partisan elections held every two years. Both are members of the North […]

Denis Bilodeau (left), Woody Washam (right)

Mayoral debate: How would you ensure that the town is addressing affordable housing?

Oct. 23. By Dave Yochum. With many people who work in Cornelius—including first responders and teachers—living elsewhere because of the high price of houses and apartments, it’s a good thing to support affordable/workforce housing. There would be other benefits as well, including less traffic and more diversity. We asked the two mayoral candidates how they […]

Denis Bilodeau (left), Woody Washam (right)

So you want to be mayor?

Oct. 10. By Dave Yochum. There’s a two-way race for mayor of Cornelius—the first time in 15 years. We’re devoting ample space to this contest because the mayor is not just a flag-bearer, he or she sets the agenda for the Town Board and occupies the bully pulpit. But the top elected job in Cornelius […]

Miltich running for Town Board after losing in 2021 shake-up

June 27. By Dave Yochum. Michael “Dr. Mike” Miltich plans to run for the Town Board, after losing his bid for a fourth term in the  2021 elections when four out of five seated commissioners were defeated. Miltich, who was also chair of the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO), has lived in Cornelius for […]