Commissioner Kim Ratliff

Charlotte Observer
9:48 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Ratliff Apologizes For Saying County Manager Shouldn't Be A White Male

Commissioner Kim Ratliff during Tuesday's meeting.
Credit Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

Mecklenburg County commissioner Kim Ratliff apologized Tuesday night to the public and her colleagues for saying she preferred that the next county manager not be a white man.

Ratliff, the board’s vice chair who is a Democrat and black, said in a brief statement at the board’s regular meeting that she regrets making the statement.

“My comments were meant to encourage all candidates to apply for the position and not meant to exclude anyone,” she said. “I realize now my comments may not have been appropriate, and I regret making them.”

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