First-time politician Boone seeks seat on Spencer town board

Mike Boone is running for Spencer Board of Aldermen.
Mike Boone is running for Spencer Board of Aldermen.

SPENCER — Political newcomer Mike Boone has thrown his hat in the ring for a seat on the Spencer Board of Aldermen.

Boone said he knows the heart of Spencer and wants to assist the town board in reaching goals to help the community thrive.

“I would like to effectively work with members of the board to make decisions that will move Spencer toward a future of positive growth,” said Boone, 60.

If elected, Boone said he would also focus on helping to assure that open communication exists among all departments of local government to promote team spirit.

Taking care of code enforcement violations quickly would be a top priority, as well as setting tight standards for landlords and rental properties, he said. 

“Appearance is the first impression,” Boone said.

Boone, a Spencer native, works as a teacher assistant for the Rowan-Salisbury School System and was most recently assigned to Isenberg Elementary School in Salisbury. He earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Davidson County Community College.

Boone and fellow challenger Rashid Muhammad are running against all six incumbents — Jim Gobbel, Jeff Morris, David Smith, Scott Benfield, Kevin Jones and Reid Walters — for the town board. Spencer Mayor Jody Everhart is running unopposed.

Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

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