103 Applicants Qualify for Vacant At-Large Charlotte City Council Seat
Cory Burkarth
Cory.Burkarth@charlottenc.gov
1/28/2021
103 Applicants Qualify

UPDATE: The list of eligible applicants increased by three to 106 on Thursday, January 29. Applicants Edwina Corprew, Trey Charles Lowe, and Chris Domeny were initially ruled ineligible by the City Clerk’s office, but all three have since been verified as eligible applicants. 37 of the applicants remain ineligible to be considered for appointment to the vacant At-Large City Council seat.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021) – 103 of the 143 applicants are eligible to be considered for the vacant At-Large City Council seat, the City of Charlotte announced on Thursday. A total of 40 applicants were deemed ineligible as part of a verification process conducted by the City Clerk’s office.

The City on Thursday released the lists of eligible and ineligible applicants for the vacant At-Large City Council seat as part of the City Council’s process to appoint a replacement to serve the remainder of the 2019-2021 term, which ends on December 6, 2021. 

State statutes provide that council vacancies be filled by City Council appointment. The person appointed must be of the same political party as the person being replaced, 21 years of age or older, a Charlotte resident, and qualified to vote in Charlotte City Council elections.

40 of the 143 applicants were deemed ineligible by the City Clerk’s office and those applicants will not be considered for appointment by the City Council. Of the 40 ineligible applicants, 29 applicants are registered as Unaffiliated Voters, five applicants reside outside of Charlotte, three applicants are registered as Republican Voters, one applicant is not registered to vote, one applicant submitted an incomplete application, and one applicant submitted an application after the 5 p.m. ET deadline on Tuesday, January 26.

Below is the list of the 103 eligible candidates:

  • Brenda Adams

  • Keith Albert

  • Stephanie Al-Zubaidy

  • Dante Anderson

  • Anthony Andrews

  • Kathryn Arnold

  • Demario Baker

  • Susie Bell

  • Alicia Benjamin

  • Ashlei Blue

  • Ashley Bobga

  • John Bommelje

  • Darrell Bonapart

  • Jesse Boyd

  • Nicole Braxtan

  • Kimberly Brooksbank

  • David Brown

  • Maria Brown

  • John Canaday

  • Krisha Chachra

  • Bruce Clark

  • Rebecca Cuering

  • Gordon Culletto

  • Jessica Davis

  • Noelle De Atley

  • Emil De Jong

  • Patrick Diamond

  • Austen DiPalma

  • Natalie Douglas

  • LaTasha Earl

  • Ericka Ellis-Stewart

  • Juan Euvin

  • Jessica Foster

  • Patricia Frye

  • LaToya Fuller

  • Samantha Gilman

  • Peyton Glendinning

  • Amy Goudy

  • Maurice Grier

  • Stephanie Hand

  • Tara Harris

  • Nicholas Hatley

  • Curtis Hayes

  • Clifton Howard

  • Adam Howell

  • Brandy Jackson

  • Amar Johnson

  • Steven Jones

  • Marcia Kirkpatrick

  • Belinda Lanier

  • Terry Lansdell

  • Juddson Larkins

  • Sarai Lewis

  • Joshua Lipack

  • Daraell Logan

  • Tyler Loveless

  • Brittany Lyke

  • Elizabeth Magan

  • Russell Martin

  • LaToya McCants

  • Brittany McCauley

  • Cedric McCorkle

  • Ryan McGill

  • Nathaniel McGowan

  • Felicia Mckoy

  • Talathia McKenzie

  • Jonathan Mettel

  • Keri Miller

  • Larry Mims

  • Shirley Mitchell

  • Rodney Moore

  • Joel Odom

  • Maritza Ortiz

  • Alexa Parsley

  • Paul Pegues

  • Sydney Pendle

  • Gregory Phipps

  • Robert Pinka

  • Eric Platts

  • Kelly Price

  • Cherie Readus

  • Crystal Screen

  • William Shoff

  • Jeffrey Simpson, Sr.

  • Bryant Sims

  • Sarah Smith

  • Jason Spooner

  • Valerie Starks

  • Curtis Stone

  • Derrick Suber

  • Mark Sumwalt

  • Andrea Taylor

  • Robin Taylor

  • Carl Terrell

  • Glenn Thomas

  • Jamerican Toney

  • Lissette Torres

  • Keith Way

  • Rebekah Whilden

  • Nancy Wiggins

  • Gregory Williams

  • G. Sean Williams

  • Deborah Woolard

Below is the list of the 40 ineligible applicants along with the reason.

  • Anthony Anderson Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • J. J. Briceno Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Sandra Carter Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Duane Coffey Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Edwina Corprew Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Vicki Craighead-Davis Incomplete Application

  • Quentin DeBerry Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Gregory Denlea Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Chris Domeny Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Adrian Fields Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Cecil Fletcher Resides Outside of the City

  • Keraz Gandhi Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Cameron Gilbreath Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Anjali Griffin Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Steven Howell Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Balla Keita Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Wade Leaphart Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Trey Charles Lowe Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Samir Maniar Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Maya Marshall Resides Outside of the City

  • Alfred Minter Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Vicki Morton Registered as Republican Voter

  • Gina Navarrete Application Submitted after 5 p.m. ET

  • Anna Nguru Resides Outside of the City

  • Christian Pedersen Registered as Republican Voter

  • Addison Poole Resides Outside of the City

  • Tonisha Pope Resides Outside of the City

  • Gwen Prince Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Brittany Robinson Registered as Republican Voter

  • Henry Santos Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Kerwin Scott Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Jasmine Sherman Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Labecca Patrice Thomas Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Sheree Thomas-Belk Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Ricardo Torres Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Kris Tyte Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Mike Vagianos No Voter Registration Found

  • Christopher Venezia Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Sherry Washington Registered as Unaffiliated Voter

  • Melissa Young Registered as Unaffiliated Voter


The City Council will hold a virtual special meeting on Friday, January 29 at 11 a.m. ET for eligible applicants to speak to the City Council about their interest in the vacant At-Large City Council seat. All eligible applicants will receive up to two minutes to speak. Friday’s special meeting will be streamed live online the city’s Facebook and YouTube, and GOV Channel pages. The special meeting will not air live on the GOV Channel television station the due to Mecklenburg County’s annual retreat for the Board of County Commissioners.

The City Council is expected to make its appointment to the vacant At-Large City Council seat at its next meeting on Monday, February 1. The new At-Large City Council member would then be sworn in on Tuesday, February 2, with a ceremonial swearing-in taking place on Monday, February 8. The city’s Communications and Marketing team will capture photos and videos of both swearing-in events and those photos and videos will be provided to the media.