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Roberts announces mayoral bid
Former commissioner seeks Dem nomination
 
Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:28 pm
by Herbert L. White

Jennifer Roberts is getting an early start on her campaign for Charlotte mayor.


Roberts, a former Mecklenburg County commissioner, announced her intentions today to run for the office in 2015, when Mayor Dan Clodfelter’s term expires. Clodfelter, who has said he won’t seek election to a two-year term, succeeded Patrick Cannon, who resigned in March after he was arrested on federal corruption charges.


“I have been honored and humbled by the outpouring of community support for our campaign,” Roberts said. “I am running for mayor because I feel strongly that this community needs someone who will work tirelessly to bring people together and build the team we need to make our city more transparent.”


Noting the turnover in mayors – four in the last year – Roberts, a Democrat, said she’d provide stability and the ability to reach across partisan lines.


“It has been a tumultuous year and now, more than ever, we must put aside personal agendas to work together for the good of the whole city,” she said. “I believe that this group standing with me here today represents exactly the kind of leadership and energy we need to rebuild trust and move our city forward.”

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