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Candidates in May 8 primary address the Forum

 

April 10, 2012

Four candidates facing May 8 primaries were at the Forum this morning. The four:

Matt Newton, bottom left in graphic above, is a Charlotte lawyer running against incumbent Mel Watt for the 12th District seat in Congress.

Lisa Rudisill, top left in graphic above, is a Democrat in the May 8 primary for the District 5 seat on the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.

Ken Lindholm, bottom middle, is a Republican in the May 8 primary for the District 5 seat on the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.

Marc Gustafson, top right, is a Democrat in the May 8 primary for an at-large commissioners seat.

Below are their introductory comments, along with some of their answers to questions from Forum participants.

Matt Newton, 12th District Congress Democrat

 

Marc Gustafson, Commissioners At-large Democrat

 

Lisa Rudisill, Commissioners District 5 Democrat

 

Ken Lindholm, Commissioners District 5 Republican


Excerpts from the Q&A

1: Why retire the known Mel Watt for the unknown Matt Newton?




2. How are you directing campaign spending toward minority firms?





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