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Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter Ousted In Primary Runoff, Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane Re-Elected PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 October 2015 05:30

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter couldn't muster enough fellow Democrats to stave off a primary challenge from Jennifer Roberts Tuesday. Roberts beat the appointed incumbent by 54 to 45 percent.

Roberts's win -- just a week after her father died --  gives her the party's nomination and sets up a general election match-up with Republican Ed Peacock.

Clodfelter was appointed last year when Democratic Mayor Patrick Cannon resigned among federal corruption charges.

In Raleigh, Mayor Nancy McFarlane breezed to a third term with 75 percent of the vote, defeating Bob Weltzin.

Municipal Election Day: Charlotte Mayor Fights For Democratic Nomination In Primary Runoff PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 October 2015 05:54

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter's political future in North Carolina's biggest city is on the line Tuesday in the runoff race that has captured state attention.

Democrat Dan Clodfelter is facing fellow Democrat Jennifer Roberts for the party's nomination for mayor. The winner will face Republican Edwin Peacock in November.

Clodfelter was appointed mayor last year after the sitting Democratic mayor, Patrick Cannon, was caught up in a corruption scandal.

Roberts is the former chair of the Mecklenburg County Commission.

Sample ballots for all municipal races can be found at www.ncsbe.gov.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015 06:01
Tuesday, October 6 Municipal Election Sample Ballots Available PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 05 October 2015 05:55

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Voters in several counties across North Carolina will go to the polls Tuesday, October 6 to choose office holders for some local races.

The list of races can be found at http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/Portals/0/FilesP/2015_MunicipalElectionSchedule.pdf

They include races for Raleigh Mayor and council.

In Charlotte, Tuesday's election will feature a runoff between Democrats Dan Clodfelter, the current mayor, and challenger Jennifer Roberts. Republican Edwin Peacock challenge the winner of the runoff in November.


Sample ballots can be found at ncsbe.gov.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015 06:02
Greensboro Retiree Larry Holmquist To Challenge Richard Burr In Senate GOP Primary PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 02 October 2015 05:22

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Saying North Carolina needs a conservative in the U.S. Senate, Greensboro resident Larry Holmquist has entered the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. The seat is now held by fellow Republican Richard Burr, who is seeking re-election.

Holmquist's announcement makes him the second Republican to challenge Burr. Paul Wright has also said he will see the GOP nomination for the seat.

Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey announced last month that he will seek the Democratic Party's nomination for the seat.

North Carolina's primary will be held March 15, 2016.

Filing begins in December.


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