I Need Your Support
An Attorney, Advocate, and Fighter.
When I saw how the Mecklenburg County Property Revaluation was failing us - I knew I could help fix it. The County Commissioners selected me in a Bi-Partisan ballot as Vice Chairman of the Board of Equalization and Review.
I personally voted to lower the taxes for thousands of citizens throughout Mecklenburg County. I demanded proof for every dollar of your home value and fought as your Advocate.
When I got tired of the poor roads and potholes plaguing our community, I personally went to Lowes and spent my money on supplies. I bought the tools and the asphalt. I fixed the problem when gov failed us.
When the Arts Sales Tax referendum was being pushed, I teamed up with Matthew Ridenhour to stop it. I purchased signs and helped make the push to stop the senseless tax increase. I campaigned and helped push the message that a sales tax for private arts was unacceptable.
When good people in our community expressed a need for the homeless, I came forward with thousands of dollars in personal donations to shelters, food banks, individual food and clothing supplies, and personal support.
I will be your Advocate on the County Commission. I’m a father of five who wants to create a pro-job growth, low tax, low crime environment that moves our entire community forward.
I’m concerned about the crime (100+ murders) and I am concerned about the annual property tax increases.
I’m concerned that the County Commission is ignoring the values and needs of District 6. I want fight for our future.
I'm passionate about South Meck. I have no desire for other political offices and I want to be your Advocate.
South Meck needs a leader who doesn’t advocate for annual property tax increases, push for sales tax increases for private enterprise, and watches as the murder rate crosses 100+ lives. Home invasions and property crimes are now a South Meck problem.
We are living in seemingly robust economic times, yet the published reports show that the Meck homeless population has nearly doubled since 2017. This is no longer a distant inner city problem - it’s a Matthews problem. It’s a Pineville problem. It’s a Mint Hill problem.
Our parks and greenways rank near the bottom in national surveys. It’s discussed at length - but funding priories fall short.
We need a strong CMS, CPCC, low taxes, and low crime rate to create a job inducing environment that leaves no one behind. Not just jobs for college grads, but jobs for tradesman and workers of all skill levels.
The best social program is a job, and I hope you will support me in making South Meck stronger with fiscally conservative ideals and a pro-growth mentality.
Please sign up for my e-mail announcement (No spam) and I hope to meet you on the campaign trail, knocking on doors ... or over a cup of coffee.
We are a diverse community with many needs and I hope you will reach out and discuss the issues most important to your neighborhood.
100% Self Funded Campaign
Instead of campaign contributions, I ask that you give your hard earned money to the many important charities that serve our neighbors in need.
God Bless and thank you for being a part of my team!
Occupation: North Carolina Attorney,
Legacy Municipal Fixed Income Head, Institutional Money Manager
Evening Professor of Economics at Central Piedmont Community College
Former: Vice Chairman of the Mecklenburg County Board of Equalization and Review
Assistant City Treasurer, City of Charlotte
City Economist, City of Charlotte
Senior Consultant - Audit and Enterprise Risk, Deloitte
Senior Analyst, Bank of America
Budget Analyst, Albany County, New York
Congressional Intern, First District, New York
Church: St. Matthew Catholic Church
Active: Adult Faith Formation
Children: 5 total: 3 boys and 2 Girls
School: Charlotte Christian School
Matthews United Methodist Church
Spouse: 16 years to Monica Ann Levy
Education: State University of New York - Albany : BA Economics
State University of New York - Albany : MA Economics
Wake Forest University: MBA Business
Charlotte School of Law: Juris Doctorate
Georgetown University Law Center: LLM Securities and Financial Regulation
Auto: Dodge Ram 1500
Hobbies: Private pilot certification training
NewsSunday, December 8, 2019 10:57 AM
Endorsement: Senator Rob Bryan
Joel is pleased and honored to accept the endorsement of State Senator (NC Senate 39) Rob Bryan.
Friday, December 6, 2019 7:31 PM
Endorsement: Commissioner Karen Bentley
Joel is pleased to accept the endorsement of Commissioner Karen Bentley
Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:49 PM
Endorsement: CMS School Board Vice Chairman Tim Morgan
Joel is pleased to accept the endorsement of former CMS School Board Vice Chairman Tim Morgan.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:47 PM
Endorsement: Commissioner Stacy Phillips
Joel is pleased to accept the endorsement of Commissioner Stacy Phillips
Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:45 PM
Endorsement: Councilman Tariq Bokhari
Joel is pleased to accept the endorsement of Councilman Tariq Bokhari