Voters head in new direction in Union County

Voters took western Union County in a new direction Tuesday, Nov. 5, as they opted to re-elect only one incumbent – Mayor Brad Horvath in Wesley Chapel, who ran unopposed.

In addition to the four incumbents who were defeated, 14 didn’t seek re-election, meaning western Union County will see 18 new faces come December when they are sworn into office.

This could mean new projects for some towns or the halt of others, with the boards in Marvin, Stallings, Waxhaw, Weddington and Wesley Chapel welcoming a majority of new faces.  Both Stallings and Weddington elected new mayors, as neither incumbent sought re-election.

Other than projects and initiatives in individual towns, the shift also could affect inter-local partnerships such as the economic development efforts of the Monroe-Union Economic Development organization and the Alliance of South Charlotte Communities, which is a joint-effort between Indian Trail, Stallings, Matthews and Mint Hill to promote economic growth.

Prior to being sworn in, some new members will participate in classes to bring them up to speed on the in and outs of the towns they will now represent.

Read more about western Union County elections on the following pages: Indian Trail, page 8; Marvin, page 8; Stallings, page 10; Waxhaw, page 11; Weddington, page 11; and Wesley Chapel, page 12.

All election results will not be finalized until Tuesday, Nov. 12. Find more information on Union County elections at

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