Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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Graham, NC 27253
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Meet the candidates for Gibsonville’s board of aldermen


(Voters may select 3)

Irene Fanelli


Full name: Irene S. Fanelli
Nickname: —
Born: Date of birth: July17, 1956.
Place of birth: Watertown, NY
Education: B.S., Industrial Hygiene, Quinnipiac University, 1979; M.S., Occupational Safety and Health, University of So. California, 1984; Juris Doctor, Law, University of San Francisco School of Law, 1990.
Military service (branch and years): None.
Occupation/place of employment: Environmental Health and Safety Mgr – BD Parata.
Family: Spouse: Not married.
Children: None.
Religion/church affiliation: Christian.
Organizations: Gibsonville Bd. Of Aldermen – Alderwoman; Previously served on the Gib. Land Development Plan Update Committee.
Political career: Gibsonville Bd. Of Aldermen – Alderwoman, appointed April 2023, sworn May 2023.
Address: 809 Johnston Street, Gibsonville.


Darla Lawson

[Editor’s Note: After several emailed and phone message, Ms. Lawson was reached by phone on Wednesday morning; she said she had not received the newspaper’s questions or request for biographical information.
The message, with questions and biographical information, were re-sent. Ms. Lawson said she would complete the information on Wednesday afternoon. But as of deadline Wednesday, she had not submitted either.
The Board of Elections lists her full name as Darline Lee Lawson, although her name will appear on the ballot as “Darla Lawson.” Her address is listed as 100 Rosemont Street, #4A, Gibsonville.]


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Tangela Mitchell

[Editor’s Note: After initially acknowledging receipt of the emailed questions and request for biographical information on Friday, October 20, Ms. Mitchell subsequently emailed on Tuesday, October 24 shortly before the deadline to respond that she would not answer the questions “as I’m concerned about potential edits to my responses.
The newspaper’s publisher Tom Boney, Jr. responded by reminding her that her “responses will be edited ONLY IF (emphasis in the original) they exceed the stated word limits.”
But she did not respond further or provide any of the requested biographical information.
The Board of Elections lists her full name as Tangela Renee Mitchell; her name will appear on the ballot as “Tangela Mitchell.” Her address is listed as 202 Cyprus Court, Gibsonville.]


Mark Shepherd

Full name: Mark R. Shepherd
Nickname: —
Born: Date of birth: September 27, 1959
Place of birth:
Education: Eastern Guilford High School, 1977.
Military service: —
Occupation/place of employment: Retired Guilford County Sheriff’s Office
Family: Spouse: Not married.
Children: —
Religion/church affiliation: Gibsonville United Methodist Church
Organizations: —
Political career: First elected alderman in 1995.
Address: 219 Circle Drive, Gibsonville.

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