HUNTERSVILLE — Candidate filing closed Feb. 28, but not before two Huntersville residents entered the races.
Republican Sharon Hudson will run against Cornelius residents Lynette Rinker and John Bradford III in the May primaries for N.C. House District 98.
Among her platforms is being critical of the High Occupancy Toll lanes. She has worked with Widen I-77 to stop toll lanes as well as helped pass a resolution at Mecklenburg County Republican Party Convention to look for other options. Hudson, who is founder and co-chair of the Lake Norman Conservatives, is married with three grown children.
Robin Bradford, of Huntersville, will represent the Democratic Party in the N.C House District 92 election against Republican Charles Jeter. She previously ran unsuccessfully against Jeter.
Among her campaign platforms stated on her website are investing in education, paying state employees accordingly, keeping Affordable Healthcare, allowing women’s rights over their own bodies, protecting the right to vote and increasing economic development.
Other people filing this week were Alex Lee Bradshaw of Icard, who will be up against Thom Tillis and six others for the Republican U.S. Senate primary. Ernest T. Reeves of Greenville filed for the Democratic U.S. Senate race. Libertarians Sean N. Haugh and Timothy Bruce D’Annunzio also entered the U.S. Senate race.
Republican Michael D. Steinberg of Matthews filed against Robert Pittenger for U.S. House of Representatives District 9. Adding their names to the U.S. House District 12 Democratic primary are Rajive Kumar Patel of Winston-Salem, James Edward Mitchell Jr. of Charlotte and Kenneth Marcus Brandon Jr. of Greensboro.
Also filing were Republican Richard Rivette of Charlotte for N.C. Senate District 38, Republican Matt Arnold of Charlotte for N.C. Senate District 39, Democrat Margie Storch of Charlotte for N.C. House District 88 and Libertarian Eric Cable of Charlotte for N.C. House District 104.
Joining the Mecklenburg County commissioners at-large race are Democrats Kim Michele Ratliff and Ella Scarborough and Republican Emily Zuyus, all of Charlotte. Art Cardenas will represent the Democrats in the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners District 5 election. Now adding their names to their respective party races are Republican Louis Rango Jr. and Democrat Antoine M. Ensley, both of Charlotte.