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Charlotte’s newly expanded non-discrimination ordinance is on the minds of Republican leaders in the General Assembly and of Governor McCrory. They appear intent on overturning the most controversial part of the ordinance that allows transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with. Speaker Moore says he’s prepared to call a special session of the legislature to address the  ordinance before it takes effect April 1, 2016.

Charlotte's Mayor Jennifer Roberts shares  her thoughts on the reaction to the expansion of the ordinance. 


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Jennifer Roberts begins her Tuesday with a busy official schedule to go along with her new official title. She was sworn in as mayor of Charlotte at a ceremony Monday night.

Her first official act, swearing in the members of the new Charlotte City Council. And Roberts'  relationship with them will determine the fate of a long list of initiatives laid out Monday night.

WFAE/Sarah Delia

Charlotte is less than two weeks away from electing a new mayor. Democratic candidate Jennifer Roberts and Republican Edwin Peacock face off at the polls November 3rd.

Roberts is the favorite. After all, Charlotte’s electorate is heavily Democratic. Which is why Edwin Peacock’s campaign is focused on winning over unaffiliated voters. WFAE’s Sarah Delia reports.


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Last night the McGlohon Theater housed a show featuring plenty of talking points, odd questions and, at times, substantive debate on issues affecting Charlotteans. The stars: Jennifer Roberts and Edwin Peacock.

The 15th Floor: The Finalists

Oct 20, 2015
Tom Bullock / WFAE

The next mayor of Charlotte will get an annual salary of $23,000, an expense account worth up to $14,800 and an office atop the Government Center with truly spectacular views of the city. Obviously these are nice perks, but hardly the reason eight candidates are running to be mayor of the city.

Charlotte voters will pick a new mayor November 3rd and a new poll shows the Democrat Jennifer Roberts leading the race. The Charlotte Observer poll of 1,324 likely voters shows Roberts with support from 54 percent. Republican Edwin Peacock has 39 percent, while seven percent are undecided. 

Sarah Delia / WFAE

A field of eight mayoral candidates is now down to two. Jennifer Roberts beat Democratic incumbent Dan Clodfelter by nearly 10 percent.  She faces Republican Edwin Peacock in the general election.

Tom Bullock / WFAE

Next Tuesday, a runoff election will decide if Dan Clodfelter or Jennifer Roberts will be the Democrat’s nominee for mayor of Charlotte. On Wednesday morning, the candidates faced off at the McGlohon Theater, in a live debate on Charlotte Talks.

Tom Bullock / WFAE News

A conference hall at Queens University was filled Thursday night with spectators. They gathered to hear the top six candidates for Charlotte’s next mayor debate the future of the city.


Jennifer Roberts and Edwin Peacock.
The Charlotte Observer

Early voting begins Thursday in Charlotte’s mayoral primary and a new poll shows there are clear front-runners for the two major parties.  With voting set to begin ahead of primary day, Sept. 15, The Charlotte Observer reports that Democrat Jennifer Roberts has support from 39 percent of likely primary voters, just short of the 40 percent needed to avoid a runoff. Current Mayor Dan Clodfelter is a distant second at 21 percent.

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