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Election Results: Mecklenburg County | All of North Carolina

Democrat Patrick Cannon, who rose from public housing to successful careers in business and politics, won over Republican Edwin Peacock in Tuesday’s mayoral race in Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL

Democrats retained their supermajority on the Charlotte City Council on Tuesday, sweeping all four at-large seats and giving newly elected Democratic mayor Patrick Cannon a 9-2 majority.

The balance of power in the city’s seven districts stayed unchanged Tuesday, as Democrats won five council seats and Republicans took two, avoiding any upsets.

MECKLENBURG TOWNS

Challenger John “Jack” Edwards appeared to outpoll longtime Pineville Mayor George Fowler in complete but unofficial returns Tuesday, while Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain appeared to be winning a close race with challenger Jim Puckett.



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CMS BOARD, BOND ISSUES

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board got two new members Tuesday, as Thelma Byers-Bailey defeated Richard McElrath for the District 2 seat and Paul Bailey claimed the District 6 seat.

Mecklenburg County voters voiced fierce support for public education Tuesday in approving $500 million in bond issues for local schools and Central Piedmont Community College.

AROUND THE REGION

Darrell Hinnant came out on top for the Kannapolis mayoral race while newcomers Dianne Berry, Darrell Jackson and Doug Wilson won the three open seats on the City Council.

Challenger David Coble upset incumbent Rhett Dusenbury on Tuesday for the at-large seat on the Mooresville Board of Commissioners, according to unofficial returns.

It was a good night to be the challenger in some Union County municipal races Tuesday, with incumbents going down to big defeats in Monroe and Weddington council races.

Donnie Thurman Jr., a former football standout at Crest High and Gardner-Webb University and now an ordained minister, is leading the race for four school board seats.

Political newcomer H.L. Beam won the three-way Cherryville mayor’s race Tuesday, and another newcomer, Jill Parker Puett, defeated an incumbent on the City Council.

Hickory Mayor Rudy Wright cruised to victory over challenger Joseph “Jody” Inglefield in Tuesday’s election, with 2,632 votes to Inglefield’s 2,116 in complete but unofficial returns.

Democrat Ronnie Michael had a big lead over Republican Chris Bramlett in the Albemarle mayoral race.