Friday, July 12, 2024

114 West Elm Street
Graham, NC 27253
Ph: 336.228.7851

Meet the candidates for Elon town council


(Voters may select 3)

Monti Allison

Full name: Monti P. Allison.
Nickname: —
Born: Date of birth: March 31, 1961.
Place of birth: Asheboro, Randolph County.
Education: Western Alamance High School (1979); NC State University, B.S. in Textile Management (1983); The American College – CLU & ChFC (2009-2012);
Military service (branch and years): None.
Occupation/place of employment:  Lincoln Financial Group in Greensboro.
Family: Spouse: Linda, married 40 years.
Children: Emily Holub of Gibsonville; Natalie Allison of Washington, D.C.
Religion/church affiliation: Christian, The Lamb’s Chapel.
Organizations: Society of Financial Professionals.
Political career: elected Elon Town Council – 4 years; appointed Elon Town Planning Board – 15 years.
Address: 102 Fernbrook Court, Elon.


Sammerah Qawasmy

[Editor’s Note: Ms. Qawasmy never responded to the newspaper’s initial email, or subsequent email and phone call seeking her participation. The Board of Elections lists her full name as Sammerah Anne Qawasmy, although her name will appear on the ballot as “Sammerah Qawasmy.” Her address is listed as 312 Truitt Drive, Elon.]

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Quinn Ray

Full name: Quinn Ray.
Nickname: —
Born: Date of birth: March 16, 1987.
Place of birth: Burlington.
Education: B.A. in History from UNC-Greensboro.
Military service (branch and years): —
Occupation/place of employment: Risk Management with the Peterson Agency.
Family: Spouse: Kristen.
Children: two girls, ages 5 and almost 2.
Religion/church affiliation: —
Organizations: I sit on the Alamance Chamber economic development committee.
Political career: First elected to Elon Town Council in 2019.
Address: 402 Westgate Drive, Elon.


Michael Woods

Full name: Michael Woods.
Nickname: —
Born: Date of birth: July 21, 1961
Place of birth: Durham, NC
Education: NC Central University, political science, 1980-84.
Military service (branch and years): —
Occupation/place of employment: Liggett Vector Brands.
Family: Spouse: Patricia Cummings Mendez de Woods, married 12 years.
Children: Nichole Woods Gordon of Clermont, FL; Bryan Woods of Montpelier, VT; and Alexander Woods of Winston-Salem.
Religion/church affiliation: African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Organizations: NAACP; BctGM Local 176T.
Political career: —
Address: 4120 Ralston Drive,

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