Politics & Government

Harlow is winner of District 2 Democratic primary, but recount is Friday

Justin Harlow has been certified as the winner of the Democratic primary for the District 2 City Council seat by 16 votes.

The race isn’t officially over, however. J’Tanya Adams, who finished second, has requested a recount. That will take place 1 p.m. Friday.

After counting a handful of provisional ballots, Harlow finished the race with 2,362 votes and Adams had 2,346.

The winner will face Republican Pete Givens in the November general election. District 2 covers much of northeast Charlotte, starting in uptown and running to Mountain Island Lake and Northlake Mall.

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There was no incumbent in the race. Al Austin stepped down from the seat earlier this year to take a job with the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Steve Harrison: 704-358-5160, @Sharrison_Obs