The Black Political Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg announced its support for Democrat Patrick Cannons mayoral bid and the education bonds on the Nov. 5 ballot.
The caucus recently held forums to hear from candidates for city offices and school board. School board endorsements released Monday were Thelma Byers-Bailey in District 2, Joyce Waddell in District 3, Tom Tate in District 4 and Eric Davis in District 5. The caucus made no endorsements in Districts 1 and 6. School board races are nonpartisan.
In the Charlotte City Council races, the caucus endorsed Vi Alexander Lyles, Michael Barnes and David Howard at large; Patsy Kinsey in District 1; Alvin Austin in District 2; LaWana Mayfield in District 3; Greg Phipps in District 4; John Autry in District 5; and Bakari Burton in District 7. All are Democrats. There was no endorsement in District 6, where Republican Kenny Smith has no opposition.
The caucus supports approval of $290 million in bonds for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and $210 million for Central Piedmont Community College.
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