2013 Elections http://wfae.org en Recount Confirms Swain's Re-Election As Huntersville Mayor http://wfae.org/post/recount-confirms-swains-re-election-huntersville-mayor <p>A recount at the Mecklenburg Board of Elections Thursday confirmed that Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain was re-elected on Nov. 5, defeating challenger and f<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">ormer Mecklenburg County Commissioner </span><strong style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">Jim Puckett </strong><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">by a slightly wider margin than shown in election night results. </span></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:10:57 +0000 David Boraks 39325 at http://wfae.org Recount Confirms Swain's Re-Election As Huntersville Mayor Patrick Cannon Is Charlotte's New Mayor http://wfae.org/post/patrick-cannon-charlottes-new-mayor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte has a new mayor. Democrat Patrick Cannon won 53 percent of the vote last night, defeating Republican Edwin Peacock.</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:28:18 +0000 Michael Tomsic 38680 at http://wfae.org Patrick Cannon Is Charlotte's New Mayor New CMS Board Members For West, South Mecklenburg http://wfae.org/post/new-cms-board-members-west-south-mecklenburg <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Charlotte Mecklenburg School board will soon have two new people with the last name of Bailey. Matthews Mayor </span>Pro-Tem<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Paul Bailey swept district six, which covers southern Mecklenburg county, receiving 60 percent of the vote.&nbsp; He said voters wanted someone who is a good collaborator.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 04:33:13 +0000 Lisa Miller 38678 at http://wfae.org New CMS Board Members For West, South Mecklenburg Forum Draws Differences Among At-Large Candidates http://wfae.org/post/forum-draws-differences-among-large-candidates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A forum featuring eight Charlotte City Council candidates Tuesday found little support for a streetcar, grudging support for business incentives and lingering resentment over the state’s effort to transfer control of the airport.</p><p>Eight contenders for four at-large seats met for a forum at WTVI sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Taking part were four Democrats, a Libertarian and three of four Republicans. Republican Vanessa Faura did not attend.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:39:21 +0000 Jim Morrill 38242 at http://wfae.org Forum Draws Differences Among At-Large Candidates CMS Board Candidate Forum http://wfae.org/post/cms-board-candidate-forum <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A more analytical approach to a massive budget, more input from a neighborhood before closing a school, and a lot more lawmakers in Raleigh who agree with educators in Charlotte.</span></p><p>Those are a few things candidates for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board called for Thursday night at a public forum hosted by WFAE and MeckEd.</p><p>There are 12 candidates running for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board’s six district seats.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:09:32 +0000 Michael Tomsic 37935 at http://wfae.org CMS Board Candidate Forum Charlotte's Mayoral Choice http://wfae.org/post/charlottes-mayoral-choice <p>Charlotte's next mayor will be either a long-time Democratic city councilman or a some-time Republican councilman with a long pedigree in Charlotte politics.&nbsp; WFAE has this look at the city's mayoral choice come November 5.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:20:44 +0000 Julie Rose 37697 at http://wfae.org Charlotte's Mayoral Choice Early voting begins in city & town races http://wfae.org/post/early-voting-begins-city-town-races <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Early voting in Mecklenburg County's local elections opened last week and continues through Nov. 2. Voters will cast their ballots in races for Charlotte Mayor and City Council, Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board, small town mayors and town boards and for or against county education and local bonds. Early voting is available this coming week at the county’s Hal Marshall Annex in Charlotte, then beginning Oct. 26 at a total of 15 sites, including </span>libaries<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and government buildings. Election day is Nov. Sun, 20 Oct 2013 13:36:25 +0000 David Boraks 37619 at http://wfae.org Cannon Beats Mitchell, Will Face Peacock; Other Council Seats Set http://wfae.org/post/cannon-beats-mitchell-will-face-peacock-other-council-seats-set <p>The final matchup for Charlotte mayor took shape Tuesday night. Patrick Cannon beat fellow city councilman James Mitchell in the Democratic primary. Cannon and the Republican nominee, former city councilman Edwin Peacock, will face off in the general election. Several other city council seats are also set.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:05:18 +0000 Ben Bradford 35088 at http://wfae.org Cannon Beats Mitchell, Will Face Peacock; Other Council Seats Set A Quick Primary Rundown http://wfae.org/post/quick-primary-rundown <p>Today is primary election day. The election season has been relatively low-key, since no federal or state offices are up for grabs. WFAE’s Ben Bradford joined All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey on Mondayfor a quick look at the races for Charlotte mayor and City Council.</p><p></p><p>RUMSEY<span style="line-height: 1.5;">: First, recap the race for mayor.</span></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:24:31 +0000 Ben Bradford 34976 at http://wfae.org