Charlotte mayoral election, 2007

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The biennial Charlotte mayoral election was held on November 6, 2007. Mayor Pat McCrory, a Republican, was re-elected to a seventh term.

Hot button issues[edit]

  • Light rail: was a source of controversy.[citation needed]
  • Potential fallout over Charlotte Bobcats Arena: Arena bonds were voted down in 2002 but were later pushed through without voters' permission. This may have cost Republican city councilwoman Lynn Wheeler, a close McCrory ally, her job.[citation needed]
  • Growth: Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Around 32 people move to Charlotte every day and the city has found it hard to keep up in areas such as education.[citation needed]
  • Drunk driving: Charlotte saw a rash of drunk driving incidents, many resulting in deaths, in 2006, leading many to wonder if tougher punishments should be meted out.[citation needed]




Primary Election Results[edit]


Beverly Earle was unopposed and did not face a primary.


Mayor of Charlotte Republican Primary Election 2007[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pat McCrory 7,432 67
Republican Ken Gjertsen 3,629 33
Total votes 11,061 100.00

General Election Results[edit]

Mayor of Charlotte General Election Results 2007[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pat McCrory 58,501 61
Democratic Beverly Earle 37,624 39
Total votes 96,125 100.00


  1. ^ a b c d Flynn, Shawn (July 20, 2007). "Charlotte mayoral race heats up". News 14 Carolina. Archived from the original on April 5, 2012. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Mecklenburg County Board of Elections results". NC State Board of Elections. Retrieved 6 December 2011.