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Local News
2:14 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Mayor Cannon, City Council Sworn In

Mayor Patrick Cannon speaks after being sworn in to the job.
Credit Ben Bradford / WFAE

Charlotte officially has a new mayor in office. Democrat Patrick Cannon was sworn in, along with the rest of the city council, at last night’s Oath of Office ceremony.

WFAE’s Ben Bradford distills the ceremony into five moments. And there are bagpipes.

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Local News
9:55 am
Sun December 1, 2013

Kinsey Hands Mayor's Gavel To Cannon Monday

Patrick Cannon
Credit City of Charlotte

Democrat Patrick Cannon will be sworn in at the Charlotte City Council meeting Monday night, along with other members of the new council. Cannon takes over from Mayor Patsy Kinsey, who will chair her final meeting Monday night.

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The Party Line
4:46 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Republicans Still Viable In Charlotte (Barely)

In looking at this year’s Charlotte mayoral election, many observers believed that the election would determine whether the city had become like other national urban areas, a Democratic dominion, or if a GOP candidate could still perform at a level of political relevanIn the end, Republican Edwin Peacock’s candidacy mirrored that of the GOP’s performance from four years ago: he lost with 47% of the vote, one point below 2009’s GOP candidate, John Lassiter, in the last open mayoral contest.

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Politics
4:45 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Cannon Talks Priorities

Mayor-elect Patrick Cannon at his first press conference at the new Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte. He will be sworn in on December 2.
Credit Tasnim Shamma

Patrick Cannon says he's still pinching himself after realizing a life-long dream of becoming mayor of Charlotte. He held his first press conference as mayor-elect in front of the new Romare Bearden Park in uptown to highlight his goals when he takes office in December.

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Local Elections
8:28 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Patrick Cannon Is Charlotte's New Mayor

Patrick Cannon is the new mayor of Charlotte with 53 percent of the vote.
Credit Michael Tomsic / WFAE

Charlotte has a new mayor. Democrat Patrick Cannon won 53 percent of the vote last night, defeating Republican Edwin Peacock.


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Local Elections
10:54 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Democrats Keep Firm Grip On Charlotte

Councilman Michael Barnes will likely be named mayor pro tem of Charlotte, after receiving the most votes in the race for Charlotte City Council's at-large seats.
Credit City of Charlotte

Democrats maintained their 9 to 2 majority on the Charlotte City Council last night and easily kept hold of the mayor's seat, with Patrick Cannon winning by five percentage points.  

There are several new faces, but mostly just a shuffling of seats on Charlotte's city council. Democrats still control the dais, with the longest-serving among them moving to the center spot as mayor. Patrick Cannon says his victory is the realization of a lifelong goal from the time he became the city's youngest councilman at age 26.  

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Politics
8:38 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Charlotte's New Mayor: Patrick Cannon

Credit City of Charlotte

Democrat Patrick Cannon won the mayoral race for Charlotte with 53 percent (50,768) of the vote. Republican Edwin Peacock had about 46.9 percent of the total votes with 44,922 votes. 

For the City Council at-large seats, the four with the most votes are all Democrats: Michael Barnes, Vi Lyles, David Howard and Claire Fallon. The top-vote getter in this race, Barnes, is now mayor pro tem. 

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Local News
5:53 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Fact Check: Cannon Involved In Closed Door Panthers Talks

City councilman Patrick Cannon
Credit City of Charlotte

Thursday’s mayoral debate in Charlotte was largely routine, but one comment in particular has drawn some scrutiny. City councilman and Democratic candidate Patrick Cannon denied involvement in the city’s controversial closed door discussions with the Carolina Panthers earlier this year, but city records tell a different tale.


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Local News
5:37 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Cannon And Peacock Challenge Each Other Over Streetcar

From left to right, Democratic candidate Patrick Cannon, moderator Amy Burkett, and Republican candidate Edwin Peacock, moments before WTVI's mayoral debate.
Credit Ben Bradford / WFAE

Charlotte’s two candidates for mayor met for a debate Thursday at local PBS station WTVI. The city’s Capital Improvement Plan and the building of a streetcar were the most contentious topics, as they have been throughout the campaign.


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Politics
9:05 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Cannon Beats Mitchell, Will Face Peacock; Other Council Seats Set

Patrick Cannon shook hands with supporters after winning the mayoral primary.
Credit Ben Bradford / WFAE

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.

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