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 six Democrats in the first primary on Sept. 15.

A total of 6.09 percent of eligible voters went to the polls to select the person who could become Charlotte’s next mayor. It was Mecklenburg County’s highest turnout for a runoff in two decades.

Roberts enters the general election with an edge. Almost half the city’s registered voters are Democrats; less than a quarter are Republicans.

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