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City Council’s incumbent representatives earn nomination
Slate of at-large Democrats benefit from familiarity
Published Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:40 am
by Herbert L. White | The Charlotte Post

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Incumbency has its benefits for Charlotte City Council’s at-large representatives.

Democrats Dimple Ajmera, Julie Eiselt, James Mitchell and Braxton Winston earned the their party’s nomination in Tuesday’s primary election, while Lawana Slack-Mayfield, who gave up her District 3 seat to campaign at large, missed the cut. Winston, who is serving his first term, led the field with 44,848 votes, or 19.3% of all ballots cast, followed by Mitchell (16.9%), Ajmera (15.8%) and Eiselt (15.8%).

Mayfield finished fifth with 34,266 votes, nearly 2,500 behind Eiselt (36,707) for the final at-large berth.

Mayor Vi Lyles sailed to the Democratic nomination – and virtual re-election – with 86.62% of ballots, far ahead of four challengers. Lyles’ 59,853 votes cast swamped challengers Roderick Davis, Lucille Puckett, Joel Odom and Tigress Sydney Acute McDaniel. There is no Republican challenger in November, meaning Lyles is assured of a second term.

District 2 voters elected a familiar face in westside politics to the Democratic nomination. Malcolm Graham, a former District 4 representative and state senator, beat first-time candidate Jessica Davis with 5,601 votes, or 61.31% of ballots cast.

There will be at least two council newcomers. In District 3, Victoria Watlington beat Terry Brown with 43.8% of votes cast in the Democratic primary compared to Brown’s 40.9% while Renee Perkins Johnson took the District 4 race with 36.5% of votes.


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