Veteran North Carolina Sen. Dan Clodfelter may return to where his political career began the Charlotte City Council.
Ive given some thought to it, he said Wednesday. I think there are some important decisions facing the city and theyre of interest and concern to me.
Clodfelter would run for one of four at-large seats, all now held by fellow Democrats. Hes said hes been asked to run by a fairly wide range of people, but didnt say who.
Clodfelter, who served on City Council from 1987 to 1993, was once one of the most influential members of the Senate, even chairing the Finance Committee. Like other Democrats, hes seen that influence wane since Republicans took control after the 2010 elections.
He said thats not the reason hes considering a run for council.
If I were to decide to (run), it would not be about that, he said.
Filing for the November council election opens in July.
Mayor Anthony Foxx, also a Democrat, said hell decide by the end of the month whether to seek re-election.
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