Voters will elect a mayor, council members
With Monroe municipal elections just around the corner, candidates are wrapping up their campaigns. Donations to and expenditures by each campaign totaling $1,000 or more must be reported to the Union County Board of Elections.
When early voting ended Saturday, 1,597 voters had cast their ballots, more than the total vote in either of the last two municipal elections.
A small video camera found in a tree outside the Monroe branch of Union County Library was placed there by a volunteer with a Monroe council candidate’s campaign.
Incumbent candidates for City Council touted their fiscal restraint at the recent forum hosted by the League of Women Voters pointing to sharp budget cuts and a stable tax rate over the past two years. Meanwhile, mayor challenger Kyle Hayes built his pitch to voters on claims that it is too expensive to do business in Monroe.
The truth lies somewhere between the two.
Six candidates for Indian Trail Town Council answered questions about their views during Thursday evening’s forum at Sun Valley High School.