City releases applicant names for vacant At-Large City Council seat
Cory Burkarth
Cory.Burkarth@charlottenc.gov
1/27/2021
Candidates for at-large vacancy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021) – The City Clerk’s office on Wednesday released the list of names on every application that was submitted for the vacant At-Large City Council seat before the 5 p.m. ET deadline on Tuesday, Jan. 26. A total of 143 people applied to serve the remainder of the 2019-2021 term, which ends on December 6, 2021.

The list below is the total list of applicants and does not distinguish between eligible and ineligible candidates. The verification process is taking place today to determine which applicants meet all of the requirements in order to be considered for appointment to the vacant At-Large City Council seat. A list of eligible applicants will be provided either later today or tomorrow.

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.

  • Adam Howell

  • Addison Poole

  • Adrian Fields

  • Alexa Parsley

  • Alfred Minter

  • Alicia Benjamin

  • Amar Johnson

  • Amy Goudy

  • Andrea Taylor

  • Anjali Griffin

  • Anna Nguru

  • Anthony Anderson

  • Anthony Andrews

  • Ashlei Blue

  • Ashley Bobga

  • Austen DiPalma

  • Balla Keita

  • Brandy Jackson

  • Brenda Adams

  • Brenda Lanier

  • Brittany Lyke

  • Brittany McCauley

  • Brittany Robinson

  • Bruce Clark

  • Bryant Sims

  • Cameron Gilbreath

  • Carl Terrell

  • Cecil Fletcher

  • Cedric McCorkle

  • Cherie Readus

  • Chris Domeny

  • Christian Pedersen

  • Christopher Venezia

  • Clifton Howard

  • Crystal Screen

  • Curtis Hayes

  • Curtis Stone

  • Dante Anderson

  • Daraell Logan

  • Darrell Bonapart

  • David Brown

  • Deborah Woolard

  • Demario Baker

  • Derrick Suber

  • Duane Coffey

  • Edwina Corprew

  • Elizabeth Megan

  • Emil De Jong

  • Eric Platts

  • Ericka Ellis-Stewart

  • Felicia Mckoy

  • G. Sean Williams

  • Gina Navarrete

  • Glenn Thomas

  • Gordon Culletto

  • Gregory Denlea

  • Gregory Phipps

  • Gregory Williams

  • Gwen Prince

  • Henry Santos

  • J. J. Briceno

  • Jamerican Toney

  • Jasmine Sherman

  • Jason Spooner

  • Jeffrey Simpson, Sr.

  • Jesse Boyd

  • Jessica Davis

  • Jessica Foster

  • Joel Odom

  • John Bommelje

  • John Canaday

  • Jonathan Mettel

  • Joshua Lipack

  • Juan Euvin

  • Juddson Larkins

  • Kathryn Arnold

  • Keith Albert

  • Keith Way

  • Kelly Price

  • Keraz Gandhi

  • Keri Miller

  • Kerwin Scott

  • Kimberly Brooksbank

  • Kris Tyte

  • Krisha Chachra

  • Labecca Patrice Thomas

  • Larry Mims

  • LaTasha Earl

  • LaToya Fuller

  • LaToya McCants

  • Lissette Torres

  • Marcia Kirkpatrick

  • Maria Brown

  • Maritza Ortiz

  • Mark Sumwalt

  • Maurice Grier

  • Maya Marshall

  • Melissa Young

  • Mike Vagianos

  • Nancy Wiggins

  • Natalie Douglas

  • Nathaniel McGowan

  • Nicolas Hatley

  • Nicole Braxtan

  • Noelle De Atley

  • Patricia Frye

  • Patrick Diamond

  • Paul Pegues

  • Peyton Glendinning

  • Quentin DeBerry

  • Rebecca Cuering

  • Rebekah Whilden

  • Ricardo Torres

  • Robert Pinka

  • Robin Taylor

  • Rodney Moore

  • Russell Martin

  • Ryan McGill

  • Samantha Gilman

  • Samir Maniar

  • Sandra Carter

  • Sarah Smith

  • Sarai Lewis

  • Sheree Thomas-Belk

  • Sherry Washington

  • Shirley Mitchell

  • Stephanie Al-Zubaidy

  • Stephanie Hand

  • Steven Howell

  • Steven Jones

  • Susie Bell

  • Sydney Pendle

  • Talathia McKenzie

  • Tara Harris

  • Terry Lansdell

  • Tonisha Pope

  • Trey Charles Lowe

  • Tyler Loveless

  • Valerie Starks

  • Vicki Morton

  • Vickie Craighead-Davis

  • Wade Leaphart

  • William Shoff

The following applicants did not meet one or more of the requirements and will not be considered for the vacancy:

  • 1 La Vondra Farquharson

  • 2 La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • 7 La Vondra Farquharson

  • 8 La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson

  • La Vondra Farquharson


Qualified candidates will have an opportunity to speak during a special public forum on Dec. 6. Speakers will be given a maximum of two minutes to speak. City council will announce their appointment at the Feb. 1 strategy session. A formal swearing-in ceremony for the appointee will be held on Feb. 8. The public forum and swearing-in events will be broadcast on the GOV Channel and livestreamed on the city’s Facebook and YouTube channels.