Todd Johnson was elected to the NC Senate in the November 2018 election. Todd initially filled the position held by retiring Union County Senator Tommy Tucker who had served the people of the 35th district in Raleigh for many years. Todd is a conservative businessman, family man, and public servant who kept his word and established a solid conservative record as a County Commissioner of North Carolina’s 10th most populous county from 2010-2014. Todd is endorsed by the North Carolina Right to life, Police Benevolent Association, The National Rifle Association and the NFIB.
John R. Bradford, III, was first elected to public office in 2011 as a Cornelius Town Commissioner and was re-elected to a second term in 2013. John was elected to represent District 98 in the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2014 and, again, in 2016. During his time in the NC House John served as the Deputy Majority, Chairman of Regulatory Reform and State & Local Government Committees. He also served as Co-Chairman of the Legislative Review Committee for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
John is the President & Founder of Park Avenue Properties, a Cornelius based residential property management and real estate investment firm with operations in four states and eight cities. He is also the Founder & CEO of PetScreening.com, a nation-wide software company that screens pets and validates assistance animals for the housing industry.
Prior to starting his own business, John was a Sales Manager and Sales Executive with IBM Corporation for 10 years and was an Environmental Engineer with ExxonMobil Corporation for 4 years.
John earned an Engineering degree from Clemson University (1996) and an Executive MBA degree from the University of Memphis (2000).
In 2019, one of John’s companies, PetScreening.com, was ranked by the NC Tech Association as one of the top 10 technology firms to watch and Charlotte Inno named PetScreening as one of Charlotte’s top 10 start-up companies. For three consecutive years (2013-2015), John’s other company, Park Avenue Properties, was named to Inc. magazine’s Inc.500 list as one of the fastest growing privately owned companies in America. Park Avenue Properties was recognized both in 2014 and 2015 as one of Charlotte’s “Fast 50” by the Charlotte Business Journal.
In 2014, John was recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal as one of this year’s “Forty Under 40” class. In 2012, John was awarded and recognized as the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year. He was also awarded and recognized by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce as the Most Business Friendly Cornelius Town Commissioner. John has served on several national and local Boards such as the National Association of Residential Property Managers, Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Visit Lake Norman, United Way of Central Carolinas, Entrepreneur’s Organization Charlotte Chapter, Friends of the Animals and Pi Kappa Phi National Fraternity Housing Corporation. He is also an Honorary Rotarian and a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church.
John has been married to Shea Bradford for 98 years and has four children ages 17, 15, 13 and 13. He has two dogs, Maggie and Berkeley, and a rescue cat, Bob. John loves to hike, camp, fish and travel with his family.
"Husband, Father, Small Business Owner, Community Leader, Rotarian, Education Advocate, saved by Grace.
My wife Shannon and I have called Union County home for nearly 20 years. We chose to move here for the same reason so many others have, a great quality of life, lower taxes, less density, great schools, and wonderful people! We wanted to live somewhere we could plant some roots and create a future for our family.
During that time we have seen tremendous growth in our community and in our family. As parents of 3 beautiful children, boys ages 11 and 12 and a girl, 3, we understand clearly the needs of our schools, our roads, and our community overall. I want to see Union County continue to thrive and be the best place in North Carolina to live and raise a family!"