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Huntersville Mayoral Candidate Jim Puckett to Address Public on Transportation Issues

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Huntersville Mayoral candidate Jim Puckett will be addressing the citizen’s group WidenI77.org, and its related organization, TollFreeNC.org, at an open meeting on Thursday, September 12 at Harvey’s in Huntersville. The public is invited to come and meet Jim and hear his perspective on I-77 HOT lanes, the Red Line, and other transportation issues facing the region.

A question and answer session will follow. The press is invited to attend and ask questions as part of the Q&A.

When: Thursday Evening, September 12th

Where: Harvey’s Restaurant, 13812 Cinnabar Pl, Huntersville, NC

Time: 7:00pm. Dinner may be ordered starting at 6:30. 

Jim began his political career in 1996 when he led a group of citizens protesting unfair and illogical school assignment by Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. As a result of their efforts the Board redrew the attendance maps. Jim was asked to run for the Board of Education and won a seat in 1997. His stand against forced bussing and his opposition to the Board’s position regarding the use of race in school assignment led to a victory for neighborhood schools in Federal Court. In 2000 Jim was elected to the Mecklenburg County Commission, serving as the District 1 representative (which includes Huntersville and North Mecklenburg) for six years.

The event is sponsored by Widen I-77, a citizen’s group dedicated to widening interstate 77 with general purpose lanes, and TollFreeNC, a related organization dedicated educating voters about statewide plans for toll roads.

For more information, visit WidenI77.org or TollFreeNC.org.

About TollFreeNC

TollFreeNC.org is a political action committee dedicated to educating voters about highway tolling plans in North Carolina. Contact us at tollfreenc@hotmail.com.

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