John Bradford

CORNELIUS – Former N.C. Rep. John Bradford announced Tuesday that he will run for the District 98 seat he lost in a tight race with Democrat Christy Clark in 2018.

Bradford, a Republican, served the district – which includes all of Cornelius and Davidson and most of Huntersville – for two terms after being elected in 2014. He also served for three years as a Cornelius town board member.

“I am proud to announce my candidacy for 2020 and humbled to have widespread support from many local community leaders and elected officials” Bradford said in an announcement. “It was an honor serving our community and the people of North Carolina the last several years, and I look forward to a great campaign to serve once again.”

Bradford also released a list of more than three-dozen endorsements from local and state leaders including Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (who is expected to run for governor in 2020), House Speaker Tim Moore and House Majority Leader John Bell.

Bradford, of Cornelius, owns Park Avenue Properties and He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Clemson University and an executive MBA from the University of Memphis.


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