2009 Charlotte mayoral election

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2009 Charlotte mayoral election
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  Anthony Foxx (3541606682).jpg John Lassiter (3650980724).jpg
Nominee Anthony Foxx John Lassiter
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 55,080 51,841
Percentage 51.48% 48.45%

Mayor before election

Pat McCrory
Republican

Elected Mayor

Anthony Foxz
Democratic

The biennial Charlotte mayoral election was held on November 3, 2009. The seat was open due to the decision by Mayor Pat McCrory, a Republican, not to seek re-election. Democrat Anthony Foxx, a member of the City Council, won the election by a slim margin, becoming the first Democrat elected to lead the city since Harvey Gantt was re-elected in 1985.

Candidates[edit]

Democrats[edit]

Announced[edit]

Not Running[edit]

Republicans[edit]

Announced[edit]

Primary election results[edit]

Candidates Democratic Primary Election
Candidate Party Notes
Anthony Foxx Democratic Unopposed
Candidates Republican Primary Election ( 4.33% turnout) - Sept. 15 [5]
Candidate Party Votes Percent
John Lassiter Republican 8,516 79.54%
Martin Davis Republican 2,031 18.97%
Jack Stratton Republican 159 1.49%

General election results[edit]

Candidates General Election ( 21% turnout) - Nov. 3 [6]
Candidate Party Votes Percent
John Lassiter Republican 51,841 48.45%
Anthony Foxx Democratic 55,080 51.48%

Polling[edit]

Foxx (D) v. Lassiter (R)[edit]

Poll Source Dates Administered Anthony Foxx (D) John Lassiter (R)
Public Policy Polling November 2, 2009 46% 50%
Public Policy Polling October 26, 2009 45% 45%
Public Policy Polling August 11, 2009 43% 44%

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