Meetings are open to the public. We’re less than a month away from Charlotte’s Sept. 10 primary election, and polls open for early voting on Wednesday. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – West Boulevard, 2157 West Blvd. District 3 also boasts some of the city’s more recent economic development deals like Lowe’s technology center that’s taking shape in South End. The race hosts a diverse range of candidates from Charlene Henderson El, a small business owner who names community policing as a capital campaign focus, to Gabriel Cartagena, a UNCC student energized to act after the mass shooting on campus. Filing for School Board and the Charlotte City Council Districts opens at noon on Monday, July 26, 2021 and closes at noon on Friday, August 9, 2021. The City of Charlotte is currently divided into seven districts, each one having a district representative on city council. If voted for a second term — she’d be Charlotte’s first re-elected mayor since Anthony Foxx in 2011 — Lyles said she will focus on transportation. On June 11, 2018, Charlotte City Council voted to adopt the $2.6 billion FY 2019 budget. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For the second time, Greg Phipps was appointed to Charlotte City Council thanks to a tie-breaker vote. Each representative is elected by the voters living in that district. Tuesday October 10, 2017 is Election Day for Charlotte City Council District 5 Run-Off. The budget enhances community safety, strengthens neighborhoods, recognizes the city's workforce and positions the city to be a leader in economic opportunity – all while capitalizing on opportunities for improved efficiencies and service delivery. For years, the top issue for District 5 has been the redevelopment of Eastland Mall, which closed in 2010. No Republican candidates are running for the district seat. Candidates for Harlow’s soon-to-be-vacant seat aim to tackle affordable housing and violent crime issues. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Morrison Regional, 7015 Morrison Blvd. County services are operating at a limited capacity.Questions about COVID-19? He is a former board member of The Male’s Place, former committee member of the Charlotte Chapter of the ACLU and former general counsel/board member of the National Action Network-Charlotte. Newton is an attorney and managing partner in the law firm Newton & Arroyo, PLLC. The districts are divided according to population so there is an approximate balance of the number of citizens per district. In addition, meetings are livestreamed on YouTube (access the video link and video archives from our home page) and also broadcast on Charlotte County TV20 on Sundays at 12 p.m. Matt Newton, a democrat, was elected in 2017 as the district 5 representative and is serving his second term on council. The only race in the Charlotte Primary Election held September 12, 2017 in which 40% of the vote was not reached by either party to declare a definitive victory. Charlotte polls open Aug. 21 for residents to vote early in the local primary elections. Victoria Watlington serves as a member of the Charlotte City Council, representing District 3. The city of Charlotte, North Carolina, held elections for mayor and city council on November 7, 2017.All 11 seats on the city council—four at-large seats and seven district seats—were up for election. In June, current District 2 council member Justin Harlow announced he wouldn’t seek a second term. At age 20, Joel Odom is vying to become the youngest Charlottean running for mayor. Join Council Members and Matt Newton (District 5), Renee’ Johnson (District 4) and Dimple Ajmera (At-Large) to learn more about small business grants and loans, and application timelines. In 2005, former Mayor Pat McCrory put Phipps on the council. 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Join our community to receive email updates from QCityMetro >, Charlotte City Council members voted 9-2 on a proposed resolution to condemn "racist and xenophobic" remarks made by President Donald Trump. There are at least two history-making races on the ballot this year, including the youngest Charlottean running for mayor and potentially the first African American woman to be elected to represent District 2. Egleston defeated Patsy Kinsey for the seat in 2017. Matt Newton (Democratic Party) is a member of the Charlotte City Council, representing District 5 in North Carolina.Newton assumed office on December 4, 2017. Holly-Huntersville Road, houses several of Charlotte’s historically Black neighborhoods that have experienced gentrification and inequality in school choice. It has since been purchased by the City who hopes to revitalize the 80-acre site through a strong public-private partnership. For years, the top issue for District 5 has been the redevelopment of Eastland Mall, which closed in 2010. The Council is made up of eleven members and the Mayor, all elected to two-year terms in odd-numbered years.Four Council Members are elected at-large with the other seven representing districts. Lyles has been lauded for leading a proposal to get a $50 million affordable housing bond on the ballot last year (the initiative pas… Photo: Olivia Richard. Ballotpedia researches issues in local elections across the United States, but National Congressional Districts *New Districts as of December 2019 State Senate Districts *New Districts as of November 2019 State House Districts *New Districts as of November 2019 Judicial Districts *pending litigation. District 5 is physically located in the eastern part of the city, including areas near portions of North Sharon Amity, Albemarle Road, Rama Road and Idlewild Road. During a Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum earlier this month, Lyles stated that her first term was focused on affordable housing. With LaWana Mayfield running for an at-large seat, the opportunity to represent District 3 was scooped up quickly by three millennial candidates. Incumbents Julie Eiselt, James Mitchell, Dimple Ajmera and Braxton Winston are looking to retain their seats. Residents will elect four at-large seats from the eight hopefuls. District 1 is located just southeast of Uptown. Municipalities Former Hollywood Video, 11130 S. Tryon St. Former Pier 1 Imports, 8802 JW Clay Blvd. At-large board seats are unique in that representatives are chosen from all Charlotte voters and not a specific district. Managing Editor Katrina Louis contributed to this article. Loading ... Charlotte City Council Strategy Session - April 6, 2020 - Duration: 5:19:57. Here's when early voting begins. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – South County Regional, 5801 Rea Rd. Justin Harlow - Charlotte City Council District 2, Charlotte, North Carolina. The Hal Marshall Annex will be the single site open on the first day of early voting. Each representative is elected by the voters living in that district. Charlotte City Council will look at term length, pay and other potential changes as part of next week's annual strategy retreat. City Council adopts the FY 2019 Budget. Residents will vote for candidates for mayor, city council at-large and district races in the Sept. 10 primary. However, major decisions made under her leadership, like hosting the 2020 Republican National Convention, coupled with an uptick in violent crimes and the ongoing affordable housing crisis remain relevant to voters. Newton holds a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Wilmington and a law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Six new members were elected to the council, although the partisan make-up stayed the same with nine Democrats and two Republicans.Mecklenburg County voters also passed a … FacebookGov ChannelYouTube. Three Democratic district incumbents on Charlotte City Council beat back challengers in Tuesday’s primary, with two of them now facing Republican opposition in the November election. Newton (Democratic Party) ran for re-election to the Charlotte City Council to represent District 5 in North Carolina.Newton won in the general election on November 5, 2019. No Democrats are running. 491 likes. Several City Council races will be decided during the primaries. In the end, Charlotte’s City Council makeup will likely continue to be overwhelmingly Democrat. Newton is a lifelong resident of Charlotte and a proud graduate of Myers Park High. City Council approves affordable housing development in south Charlotte, Analysis | RNC scales back Charlotte convention, moves celebration to Jacksonville, At the Charlotte Art League, a new exhibition inspired by today's political climate, Opinion: If Charlotte is lucky, Trump will take his convention elsewhere, Who’s running? Vi Lyles easily defeated her four Democratic challengers in the September primary, winning 87 percent of the vote. Attorney Matt Newton won the Democratic nomination in a second primary election that drew only 1,700 voters. Website Administrator City of Charlotte 111 E. Lawrence Avenue Charlotte, MI 48813 517-543-2750 webmaster@charlottemi.org The district encompasses areas southwest of I-85, including parts of South End and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Over the past five years, Councilman Driggs has been a strong voice for Conservatives all across Charlotte – in District 7 and beyond. Public service is her jam. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Work to spread employment opportunities in East Charlotte. Delivering the latest from Qcitymetro right to your inbox. Elon Recreation Center, 11401 Ardrey Kell Rd. It looks like your browser does not have JavaScript enabled. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Independence Regional, 6000 Conference Dr. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Main, 310 N. Tryon St. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Matthews, 230 Matthews Station St. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Mint Hill, 6840 Matthews – Mint Hill Rd. Matt Newton, a democrat, was elected in 2017 as the district 5 representative and is serving his second term on council. We're building tomorrow's media platform for today's Black Charlotte. Local Elections Slated Nov. 5 In Charlotte: Voting Guide - Charlotte, NC - Candidates will vie for mayor, city council and board of education seats Nov. 5. City Council District 4. City Council District 5. The City Clerk’s office on Wednesday released the list of names on every application that was submitted for the vacant at-large City Council seat before the 5 p.m. deadline on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Roderick Davis and Lucille Puckett have both previously campaigned to be Charlotte’s mayor. STOP! It includes neighborhoods such as Dilworth, Plaza-Midwood, Grier Heights, Myers Park, Elizabeth, Chantilly and Windsor Park. LaWana Mayfield won’t return to her District 3 seat, in favor of running for an at-large spot. 2 talking about this. Christine Edwards is a local government professional with a love for the community. Newton is an attorney and managing partner in the law firm Newton & Arroyo, PLLC. Another easy one. Flyers and photos with excessive text will be REJECTED. Primary elections typically have lower turnout than general elections, but some districts won’t have to wait until November to learn the outcome of their races. The City of Charlotte is currently divided into seven districts, each one having a district representative on City Council. Picture images are required. Nwasike has solidified her role in Ballantyne’s future as the new chair of South Charlotte Partners and the Ballantyne Breakfast Club. Incumbent Greg Phipps, a Democrat, is the only candidate on the ballot. There’s only one candidate here as well. With no Republican opponents, Charlotte’s District 1 council member will either be incumbent Larken Egleston or newcomer Sean Smith. With a major redevelopment on the horizon and walkability as a major theme of reimagining the swanky suburb, having a representative who advocates for better planning and equitable growth will be a major key. Early voting ends Sept. 6. Charlotte (/ ˈ ʃ ɑːr l ɪ t /) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina.Located in the Piedmont region, it is the county seat of Mecklenburg County.In 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population was 885,708, making it the 15th-most populous city in the U.S. and the second-largest in the Southeast behind Jacksonville, Florida. The District 4 race will land a replacement for incumbent Greg Phipps, who decided not to run for re-election. Below is the list of candidates for Charlotte’s mayoral and council races. (Carlenia Ivory was appointed in 2017 after Al Austin stepped down to take a job with the state Department of Transportation.). See below for locations and times. The Democratic primary winner will face Republican candidate David Michael Rice in November. County Commission Districts School Board Districts Charlotte City Council Districts. District 2, located west of Interstate 85 along Beatties Ford Road corridor and extends northwest to Mt. Charlotte City Council District 4 Virtual Town Hall - June 24, 2020 City of Charlotte. With the LYNX Blue Line extension now running from Uptown to UNC Charlotte and a slew of housing and retail being developed along the light rail, this is prime time for University City residents to step up and advocate for a better quality of life. >>​, District 5 printable map (please note this is a large file and make take a while to load). This is "Charlotte City Council District 5 Primary Debates (Democrat)" by WTVI Charlotte on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who… Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400 No Republican candidates are running for the district seat. Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The districts are divided according to population so that there is an approximate balance of the number of citizens per district. Patsy Kinsey (born 1941) is a former American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina for five months in 2013. Five challengers are looking to unseat incumbent Vi Lyles as Charlotte’s mayor. A handful of Democratic newcomers will campaign against former council member and state senator Malcolm Graham. He also served as chair of the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party, from April 2015 – April 2017. Two Republican candidates are vying for southeast Charlotte’s District 7 seat, Ed Driggs and newcomer Victoria Nwasike. Incumbent Matt Newtown faces two Democratic challengers to represent east Charlotte. Use standard capitalization and common characters. Incumbent Matt Newtown faces two Democratic challengers to represent east Charlotte. Charlotte mayoral, council election coverage. Please turn on JavaScript and try again. Newton's current term ends on December 6, 2021. Please enable scripts and reload this page. City Council District 5. She served out the remainder of the term of former Mayor Anthony Foxx, who resigned to become United States Secretary of Transportation.Kinsey is the second woman to serve as Mayor of Charlotte. Lyles, a former city budget writer and assistant city manager, became Charlotte’s first female African-American mayor when she beat Republican Kenny Smith in 2017. Bokhari will face off in November against Gina Navarette, co-president of the Charlotte Women’s March. Thomas Stith III, SBA District Director of North Carolina, North Carolina State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, Representative Christy Clark, North Carolina House District 98, Commissioner Susan Rodriguez-McDowell, Mecklenburg County District 6, Holly Eskridge, Assistant Economic Development Director - City of Charlotte. 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