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MONROE — Surluta Anthony says she’s a public servant, not a politician. How can we know that’s true? A politician wouldn’t have self-imposed term limits like Anthony.

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MONROE — When Marion Holloway had knee surgery earlier this year, he thought his good friend Bobby Kilgore was making a visit to check on him and wish him a speedy recovery. Kilgore did that, but also told Holloway that he would not run for re-election for Mayor of Monroe.

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MONROE — Julie Thompson is a native of Monroe and hopes her personal experience being a life-long citizen, as well as her knowledge of the city’s history, will help her become a productive member of City Council should she be elected this November.

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MONROE — The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 2 Municipal Elections is Oct. 8, according to a release the Union County Board of Elections. Voter registration applications received by the Union County Board of Elections office or postmarked by the deadline are accepted as valid applic…

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MONROE — Candidates for City of Monroe Mayor participated in a meet and greet event at Courthouse Self-Pour on Franklin Street on Monday night. The event was co-hosted by Dean Stump of Courthouse Self-Pour and Beth Tourtellot of Peddlers Paradise.

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MONROE — After dedicating 54 years of his life to the City of Monroe — first as a police chief, then as a council member for eight years and finally, mayor for 16 years — Bobby Kilgore has announced he will not run for another term as Mayor of Monroe

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MONROE — The candidate filing period for the November 2, 2021 Municipal Elections in Stallings and Weddington begins at noon on Monday, July 26, and ends at noon on August 13, according to the Union County Board of Elections’ communications department.

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UNION COUNTY — Candidate filings for the Nov. 2 municipal election are rolling in. Tuesday, July 13, at 5 p.m. was the last chance candidates could withdraw from the municipal elections. Possible candidates have until Friday, July 16 at noon to file at the Board of Elections office (316-B E …

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N.C. Appeals Court Judge Lucy Inman is campaigning for a seat on the state Supreme Court. Inman announced her intentions shortly after being defeated by fellow Court of Appeals Judge Phil Berger Jr. in 2020 for an open seat on the state’s highest court.

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The candidate filing period for the Nov. 2 Municipal Elections in Fairview, Hemby Bridge, Indian Trail, Lake Park, Marshville, Marvin, Mineral Springs, Monroe, Unionville, Waxhaw, Wesley Chapel, and Wingate begins at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 2, and ends at 12:00 p.m. on July 16, according …

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MONROE — The candidate filing period for the November 2, 2021 Municipal Elections in Fairview, Hemby Bridge, Indian Trail, Lake Park, Marshville, Marvin, Mineral Springs, Monroe, Unionville, Waxhaw, Wesley Chapel and Wingate begins at noon on July 2, and ends at noon on July 16, according to…

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UNION COUNTY — Democratic state Senator Jeff Jackson stopped in Monroe on Monday afternoon as part of his statewide tour. The tour, covering all 100 counties, is part of his campaign to possibly fill the U.S. Senator seat (in 2022) once held by Richard Burr, who is retiring.

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MONROE — Is it worth the trouble to carve out time and likely stand in line to vote for President of the United States? More than 161 million Americans combined to set a record for voter turnout in 2020, but there was still about one-third (33%) of registered voters in the United States who …

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MONROE — The 2020 Election had a major obstacle to contend with — the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the virus is so contagious, and killed roughly a half-million in the U.S. in less than a year, many Americans didn’t want to take the risk of standing in line with strangers.

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RALEIGH — Twelve of 15 members of Congress from North Carolina missed more votes in 2020 than the median absences of their peers; among them is U.S. House Rep. Dan Bishop of N.C. District 9, which includes Union County.

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WAXHAW — The Waxhaw Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted 4-1 to approve a resolution which would extend their terms on town council — some by one year and others by three years.

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NORTH CAROLINA — Democratic State Senator Jeff Jackson announced on Tuesday morning (Jan. 26) that he will be running for U.S. Senate. Jackson made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter.

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Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, replacing one-term President Donald J. Trump as the occupant of the White House.

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MONROE — State Senator Todd Johnson, who represents the majority of Union County, will co-chair two committees and serve on four others; he was appointed by N.C. State President Pro Temper Phil Berger for the current biennium (Long and Short sessions).

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RALEIGH — Rep.-elect David Willis (R-Union) was elected by his Republican colleagues last week to serve as their Freshman Leader in the 2021-2022 legislative session. He will be responsible for helping lead the 13 incoming state House members in the Republican majority caucus.

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MONROE — N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein is one of 23 state attorneys general to throw their support behind the results of 2020 U.S. Election. Outgoing President Donald Trump is attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 Election in court, even after Safe Harbor Day (Dec. 8) has passed;…

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MONROE — The Union County Board of Elections will begin a recount of ballots cast in North Carolina’s Supreme Court chief justice contest on Thursday, Nov 19, at 1 p.m., according to a report from Union County Government’s communications department.

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MONROE — The N.C. House of Representatives includes 120 members and is one of two chambers within the N.C. General Assembly, along with the State Senate. All 120 seats were up for election in the lower house in November 2020.

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MONROE — Republicans will maintain their majority in both chambers of the N.C. General Assembly, which makes the laws in the state, if the unofficial vote count holds up. The GOP has held the majority in both the State Senate and N.C. House of Representatives since 2010.

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Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States, according to a consensus of major media outlets. When the state of Pennsylvania was called for the 77-year-old Democrat on Saturday (Nov. 7) around 11:20 a.m., the Decision Teams at CBS, NBC, ABC and nearly every Cable News netwo…

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If President Donald Trump wins North Carolina’s 15 Electoral College votes in the 2020 Election, he should thank Union County for its support. The voting has been too close to call in N.C., several days after the Election was held on Nov. 3, but Trump leads by more than 70,000 votes with 94%…

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RALEIGH — A record 5.5 million or so votes have been cast in North Carolina, and Republicans are days away from confirming a potential sweep of contests for seats on the N.C. Supreme Court and the N.C. Court of Appeals. But it’s too early to make official predictions, experts say. Like the r…

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The U.S. Senate seat race between Republican incumbent Thom Tillis and Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham remains too close to call, according to Fox News and other national media outlets, and it could ultimately impact which party controls the Senate for at least the next two years.

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UNION COUNTY — Senator Todd Johnson (R-District 35) was re-elected on Tuesday (Nov. 3), according to the N.C. State Board of Elections. He earned 63.51% of the votes (74,519), compared to his Democratic competitor Jose Santigo, who earned 36.48% (42,807).

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UNION COUNTY — According to the Union County Board of Elections’ Twitter account, all county votes for the 2020 Elections have been counted. In a tweet sent on Wednesday morning (Nov. 4) at 8:30, the Board stated 20,368 county voters cast ballots on Election. The total number of ballots coun…

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North Carolina — In an extremely tight race, Democrat Josh Stein leads by just over 10,000 after all precincts in the state have reported, but he can’t claim victory yet.

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NORTH CAROLINA — Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina is the second-highest elected official in the state, and the title will soon belong to Republican Mark Robinson. The position was created with the N.C. Constitution in 1868, and Robinson will make history as the first Black man to claim …

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NORTH CAROLINA — The race for Governor was called on Election night, with Democratic incumbent Roy Cooper defeating Republican challenger Dan Forest by 4.42 percentage points, according to the N.C. State Board of Elections.

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UNION COUNTY — More than 77% of registered voters in Union County participated in the 2020 Elections, an increase of nearly 7% when compared to 2016, according to the N.C. State Board of Elections. The 130,257 votes from within the County represented 77.43% of eligible voters.

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A new survey by the Elon University Poll has found a general lack of confidence among a broad section of register voters in North Carolina that Americans will accept the results of Tuesday’s Presidential Election, and also that three-fourths of voters in the state are very or somewhat concer…

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MONROE — Union County’s has received 85,929 ballots from both early voting and mail as of Wednesday (Oct. 28) morning, County Board of Elections Director Kristin Jacumin told The Enquirer-Journal on Wednesday morning. The 17-day Early voting period for the 2020 Elections in Union County will…

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As local and state election officials address absentee ballots that were turned in with deficiencies, they have a message for voters who want to make sure their choices are recognized.