John R. Bradford III

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John Bradford
Candidate for
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 98
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Cornelius Town Commissioner
Bachelor'sClemson University, 1996
Master'sUniversity of Memphis, 2000
ProfessionCEO & Founder of Park Avenue Properties
Campaign website
John R. Bradford, III is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 98 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Bradford is currently serving his second-term as Cornelius Town Commissioner.[1]


Bradford earned his Engineering degree from Clemson University in 1996 and an Executive M.B.A. degree from the University of Memphis in 2000. His professional experience includes working as a Sales Manager and Sales Executive with IBM Corporation for 10 years, as an Environmental Engineer with ExxonMobil Corporation for 4 years and the CEO & Founder of Park Avenue Properties.[1]


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Bradford said he is running for the following reasons:[2]

  • Excerpt: "First, I believe that North Carolina needs legislators who can bring deliberate leadership, business relevance and government experience to their Office. Second, I believe that North Carolina needs continued focus on stimulating our economy, incentivizing business growth/expansion, recruiting new companies, creating new jobs, investing in education, paying competitive salaries to educators, eliminating entitlements to those capable of helping themselves and removing government inefficiencies."



See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Natasha Marcus was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while John R. Bradford III defeated Lynette Rinker and Sharon Hudson in the Republican primary. Marcus and Bradford will face off in the general election.[3][4]



In 2014, Bradford's endorsements include the following:[1]

  • NC Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest
  • NC Senator Dist 41 Jeff Tarte
  • Cornelius Mayor Pro-Tem Woody Washam
  • Cornelius Commissioner Dave Gilroy
  • Cornelius Commissioner Jim Duke
  • Chairman of the Mecklenburg County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors Dempsey Miller
  • Former Charlotte Mayoral Candidate & City Council Member Edwin B. Peacock, III
  • Former Cornelius Commissioner Jim Bensman
  • Former Cornelius Commissioner Jeff Hare
  • Former Cornelius Commissioner Bruce Trimbur
  • Former Cornelius Mayor Gary Knox


Bradford and his wife, Shea, have four children.[1]

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