Last day of filing brings number of Salisbury City Council candidates to 13
SALISBURY — It’s official: Four incumbents and nine challengers are running for Salisbury City Council.
Filing for the Nov. 7 election ended Friday.
The candidates are:
- Karen Alexander, 67, who has served two terms on the council, including one as mayor. She is the founder of KKA Architecture PA.
- Leda Belk, 70, a retired teacher and former Rowan County commissioner. This is her first time running for the council.
- Ryan Evans, 27, a retired Army soldier and full-time student studying political science at Livingstone College. This is his first time running for the council.
- Kenny Hardin, 51, who has served one term on the council. He is a consultant for Dedication for the Community and a veteran of the Air Force.
- Al Heggins, 53, owner of Human Praxis Institute and one of the organizers of Women for Community Justice. This is her first time running for the council.
- Brian Miller, 48, who has served four terms on the council. He is a financial wellness district manager for BB&T.
- Rodney Queen, 69, who owns Norwood Nursery and is an accredited Realtor. This is his first time running for the council.
- Todd Paris, 53, a lawyer at D. Todd Paris Sr. Law Firm. He ran for a council seat in 2015.
- David Post, 68, who has served one term on the council. He is an attorney at David Post Law PLLC.
- Patricia Jones “PJ” Ricks, 72, a retired Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools counselor who has served seven years on the Salisbury Planning Board. This is her first time running for the council.
- Tamara Sheffield, 47, senior key account manager for Frito-Lay. She ran for a council seat in 2015.
- John Struzick, 70, manufacturing financial manager for Innospec’s Salisbury and High Point facilities. This is his first time running for the council.
- Latasha Wilks, 43, a full-time student studying psychology at Ashford University and an associate minister at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. This is her first time running for the council.
Six other people filed Friday for municipal races in Rowan County:
- Matt Lyerly, who filed for the Faith Board of Aldermen.
- John Linker, Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen.
- Kim Cress, Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen.
- Randall Barger, Faith Board of Aldermen.
- Chris Stiller, Rockwell Board of Aldermen.
- Arthur Heggins, China Grove Town Council.
Contact reporter Jessica Coates at 704-797-4222.
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