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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Election Report

November 6, 2013

Updated as of 8 a.m. EST
*Denotes Incumbent

CANDIDATE

%

VOTES

 

CANDIDATE

%

VOTES

Mayor of Charlotte

Patrick Cannon- D 

53%

50,968

       

Edwin Peacock, III - R

47%

44,970

       

Charlotte City Council

At-Large

     

District 3

   

Michael Barnes – D 

15%

54,690

 

*LaWana Mayfield – D 

77%

7,531

Eric Cable – L

2%

7,579

 

Eric Netter – R

18%

1,731

*Claire Fallon – D 

13%

47,161

 

Travis Wheat – L

5%

443

Vanessa Faura – R

9%

33,864

 

District 4

   

Mark Frietch – R

9%

32,667

 

Greg Phipps – D 

67%

7,420

Ken Harris – R

12%

41,711

 

Michael Zytkow – I

33%

3,650

*David Howard – D 

15%

52,638

 

District 5

   

Vi Lyles – D 

15%

53,581

 

*John Autry – D 

99%

8,097

Dennis Peterson – R

9%

33,042

 

District 6

   

District 1

     

Kenny Smith – R 

98%

14,983

Patsy Kinsey – D 

 98%

9,896

 

District 7

   

District 2

     

Bakari Burton – D

28%

4,405

Al Austin – D 

80%

9,960

 

Ed Driggs – R 

72%

11,304

Darryl Broome – R

20%

2,457

       

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

District 1

     

District 5

   

*Rhonda Lennon 

65%

9,482

 

*Eric Davis 

83%

21,069

Christine Mast

35%

5,111

 

Edward Donaldson

17%

4,262

District 2

     

District 6

   

Thelma Byers-Bailey

70%

8,449

 

Paul Bailey 

60%

8,509

*Richard McElrath, Sr.

29%

3,510

 

Bolyn McClung

27%

3,801

District 3

     

Doug Wrona

13%

1,853

*Joyce Waddell 

99%

11,111

       

District 4

           

*Tom Tate 

57%

6,969

       

Queen Elizabeth Thompson

43%

5,213

       

 

Bond Referendums

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

($290 million)

YES

74%

83,691

       

Central Piedmont Community College

($210 million)

YES

72%

80,359

       

Election Analysis

Mayor

Democrat Patrick Cannon won the Charlotte mayoral bid last night, besting Republican opponent Edwin Peacock by less than 6,000 votes.

Cannon entered Tuesday with a significant lead in the polls, winning 65% of the early vote. Although Peacock took south Charlotte, Cannon experienced solid backing around the remainder of the city.

Peacock, who out-fundraised Cannon, was able to get Republicans out to the polls, even winning some moderate Democrat and Independent votes in historically left-of-center precincts.  But despite a cash disadvantage during his campaign, Cannon campaigned on his personal history with Charlotte and his entrepreneurial spirit, winning the majority of a city that is becoming a Democrat stronghold in local and national elections.

City Council

Democrats again dominated city council elections this cycle, retaining their 9-2 majority over Republicans.

For the second election cycle in a row, Democrats swept the At-Large seats last night.  Council incumbent Michael Barnes led the At-Large vote-getting and increases his chances of becoming the next mayor pro tem. Barnes, the current District 4 representative and first-time At-Large candidate, also led the primary race. Rounding out the other three At-Large seats are council newcomer and former assistant city manager Vi Lyles, and At-Large incumbents David Howard and Claire Fallon.

The district races followed party lines as expected Tuesday. Republicans maintained their two majority districts in south Charlotte as predicted. Democrats easily won the five districts in which they have a majority, without any upsets.  In Districts 1,5 and 6 candidates ran unopposed.

Media

Charlotte Observer: Charlotte Mayor: Democrat Patrick Cannon wins

Charlotte Observer: Democrats sweep City Council at-large races

Charlotte Observer: Five Democrats, two Republicans win city council district races

Charlotte Observer: CMS board: Newcomers Bailey, Byers-Bailey join 4 returning incumbents

Charlotte Observer: CMS, CPCC bonds are easily approved

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