2015 Charlotte mayoral election

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Charlotte mayoral election, 2015
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Nominee Jennifer Roberts Edwin Peacock III
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 41,498 37,905
Percentage 52.0% 48.0%

Mayor before election

Dan Clodfelter
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Jennifer Roberts
Democratic

The 2015 Charlotte mayoral election took place on November 3, 2015, to elect the Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. Mayoral elections in Charlotte are biennial, with the winner being sworn-in in December.

Primary elections were held on September 15, 2015, with primary runoffs held on October 6 since no candidate takes more than 40% of the vote.

Incumbent Democratic Party Mayor Dan Clodfelter has been in office since April 2014. He was appointed by the Charlotte City Council after Mayor Patrick Cannon, who was elected in 2013, resigned in March 2014 after being arrested for corruption. Cannon was later convicted and sentenced to 44 months in prison.[1][2]

In December 2014, Clodfelter filed to run in the 2015 election.[3]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Round One[edit]

Candidates Democratic Primary Election - Sept. 15[8]
Candidate Party Votes Percent
Jennifer Roberts Democratic 11,070 35.77%
Dan Clodfelter Democratic 7,978 25.78%
David L. Howard Democratic 7,335 23.70%
Michael D. Barnes Democratic 4,326 13.98%
Roderick Davis Democratic 150 0.48%
DeJawon W. Joseph Democratic 86 0.28%

Roberts won the Sept. 15 primary but she did not receive 40 percent of the vote, and in such cases, North Carolina law allows for a "second primary," or runoff, between the top two vote-getters.[9] The runner-up, Clodfelter, requested a runoff which will was held on October 6th. [10]

Round Two[edit]

Candidates Democratic Primary Election Runoff - Oct. 6 [11]
Candidate Party Votes Percent
Jennifer Roberts Democratic 12,811 54.3%
Dan Clodfelter Democratic 10,784 45.7%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Candidates Republican Primary Election - Sept. 15 [8]
Candidate Party Votes Percent
Edwin Peacock III Republican 8,357 66.15%
Scott Stone Republican 4,277 33.85%

General election[edit]

Candidates General Election - Nov. 3
Candidate Party Votes Percent
Jennifer Roberts Democratic 41,749 52.2%
Edwin Peacock III Republican 38,019 47.6%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dan Clodfelter selected as Charlotte's new mayor". WGHP. April 7, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "Dan Clodfelter selected as mayor of Charlotte". WBTV. April 7, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Clodfelter Will Run for Charlotte Mayor". MyFoxCarolinas. December 30, 2014. Archived from the original on December 31, 2014. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
  4. ^ Steve Crump (January 23, 2015). "David Howard to enter 2015 Charlotte mayoral race". WBTV3. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Mecklenburg Board of Elections
  6. ^ "Charlotte mayoral field growing for 2015". Charlotte Business Journal. December 22, 2014. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
  7. ^ "Jennifer Roberts says she's running for Charlotte mayor next year". The Charlotte Observer. May 28, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "NC State Board of Elections Sept. 15 Primary Results". Archived from the original on 2015-09-16. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  9. ^ Charlotte Observer
  10. ^ WSOC-TV
  11. ^ "WBT". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-10-07.
  12. ^ "Charlotte businessman announces run for mayor". WSOC-TV. March 12, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  13. ^ "Peacock Says City Council Got Selection Process All Wrong". WMYT. April 9, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  14. ^ "Mayor Clodfelter optimistic in 'State of the City' address". WSOCTV. January 13, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2015.

External links[edit]

Official websites