Poll: Jennifer Roberts leading Edwin Peacock in Charlotte mayoral race

The Charlotte Observer By Steve Harrison Poll: Jennifer Roberts leading Edwin Peacock in Charlotte mayoral race Women and minorities bolster Roberts’ campaign Peacock targets infrequent Republican and independent voters School diversity issue divides along racial lines Democrat Jennifer Roberts holds a 15 percentage-point lead over Republican Edwin Peacock in the Charlotte mayor’s race two weeks […]

Jennifer Roberts Rolls In Democratic Mayoral Runoff, Will Face Edwin Peacock

The Charlotte Observer Democrat Jennifer Roberts easily turned back incumbent Dan Clodfelter in Tuesday’s mayoral runoff and now faces Republican Edwin Peacock in an election that will guarantee Charlotte its fifth different mayor in less than three years. Roberts took 54.27 percent of the vote to Clodfelter’s 45.73 percent. She had led a field of […]

Jennifer Roberts leads Democratic field, but faces runoff

The Charlotte Observer BY JIM MORRILL Charlotte Democrat Jennifer Roberts led the field in Tuesday’s primary but faces a runoff with Mayor Dan Clodfelter in an Oct. 6 runoff. The winner goes on to a November contest against Edwin Peacock, who easily turned back Scott Stone in the Republican primary. Roberts tapped a diverse base […]

Education is still the reason

Dear Friends, With Tuesday’s primary rapidly approaching, I wanted to take a moment to tell you why I am running to be the next mayor of Charlotte. I first ran for county commission when my daughter was in elementary school in CMS because I saw an opportunity to help improve our schools for both my […]

Roberts, Peacock lead Charlotte mayoral races

By Jim Morrill Charlotte Observer August 30, 2015 Democrat Jennifer Roberts and Republican Edwin Peacock III hold solid leads in their mayoral primaries a week before the start of early voting, according to a Charlotte Observer Poll. Roberts has the support of 39 percent of likely Democratic voters, one point shy of what she would […]

Women, black voters hold key to Democratic primary

By Jim Morrill Charlotte Observer August 29, 2015 Crystal Richardson represents one of the most sought-after prizes of Charlotte’s Democratic mayoral primary: She’s a woman. She’s black. And she’s undecided. Those groups hold the key to the Sept. 15 primary, whose winner will be favored to become the next mayor of an increasingly Democratic city. […]

Charlotte mayor hopeful Jennifer Roberts runs hard to return to office

By Steve Harrison Charlotte Observer August 15, 2015 Last May, Jennifer Roberts began what might be one of the longest mayoral campaigns Charlotte has seen. Weeks after Patrick Cannon resigned after his arrest on federal corruption charges in late March, Roberts announced at Freedom Park that she would run. “A lot of people were encouraging […]

Charlotte’s mayoral hopefuls reach out to their bases to raise funds

Source: The Charlotte Observer

By Jim Morrill Charlotte Observer August 10, 2015  HIGHLIGHTS Democrat Jennifer Roberts led all candidates by raising more than $300,000 Democrat Dan Clodfelter tapped a network of fellow lawyers Republicans Edwin Peacock and Scott Stone turned to business and GOP donors From the corner office to across the street, Charlotte’s mayoral candidates turned to their […]

With early start, Roberts has big fund-raising edge in Charlotte mayor’s race

By Steve Harrison Charlotte Observer July 31, 2015 Jennifer Roberts has so far raised $302,277 for the upcoming Charlotte mayoral race, the most among Democrats and Republicans, according to the first campaign finance reports filed Friday. Roberts, who announced her candidacy in May 2014, said two-thirds of her donors have given less than $200. “My […]

Roberts raises $300,000 for mayoral race

By Jim Morrill Charlotte Observer July 22, 2015 Charlotte Democrat Jennifer Roberts Tuesday reported raising more than $300,000 for her mayoral bid, a near-record amount for this point in a campaign for an open seat. Roberts was the first mayoral candidate to file a fundraising report. They’re due at the end of the month. “We […]