Election 2014: Local LGBT-friendly candidates endorsed

The Mecklenburg LGBT Political Action Committee (MeckPAC) announced on Oct. 1 its endorsements for candidates seeking positions on the County Commission and as Clerk of Superior Court.

MeckPAC made the announcements at a candidates reception, where 25 candidates for various positions were present to speak to supporters and voters.

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The group’s fall 2014 endorsements are below:

Commission At-Large: Pat Cotham (D), Trevor Fuller (D), Ella Scarborough (D)

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Commission District 1: Leonard Richardson (D)

Commission District 2: Vilma Leake (D)

Commission District 3: George Dunlap (D)

Commission District 5: Art Cardenas (D)

Clerk of Superior Court: Elisa Chinn Gary (D)

MeckPAC received no response from County Commissioner Dumont Clark (D-Dist. 4), but listed him as “receptive.” The group says Clark “expresses some level of support for LGBT equality.” The group issued one warning, strongly discouraging voters from supporting County Commissioner Bill James (R-Dist. 6). : :

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Posted by Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.