Democrat Billy Maddalon says he’s not behind an apparent write-in campaign on his behalf for the Charlotte City Council.
There’s a new Facebook page dedicated to unseating Democratic council member Patsy Kinsey and writing in Maddalon.
Maddalon lost the September primary for an at-large seat. In 2013, when Kinsey was appointed mayor, he was appointed to her District 1 seat.
This month Kinsey voted against Maddalon’s request to rezone the VanLandingham Estate. The rezoning failed. Though Maddalon told a reporter he was “mad as hell” after the vote, he said he’s not a candidate, write-in or otherwise.
“It wasn’t my idea. I didn’t have anything to do with it,” he said of the write-in effort. “It’s just one of those social media things that pop up from time to time. … I think what’s happening here is people are frustrated. They don’t have answers.”
Kinsey, in China with a city delegation, could not be reached.