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LGBT groups make their picks for Charlotte mayor, council

Scott Bishop of Charlotte, a member of the Human Rights Campaign board of directors, announces that his organization is endorsing Jennifer Roberts for mayor.
Scott Bishop of Charlotte, a member of the Human Rights Campaign board of directors, announces that his organization is endorsing Jennifer Roberts for mayor. sharrison@charlotteobserver.com

Local and national LGBT groups said Wednesday they are endorsing Jennifer Roberts for mayor, citing her “unwavering” commitment to protecting gay, lesbian and transgender individuals.

The Washington D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign, Equality NC and MeckPAC, a local pro-equality political action committee, also endorsed candidates in City Council races.

For the at-large races, they selected four Democrats: Julie Eiselt, Braxton Winston, James Mitchell and Ryan McGill.

In the district races, they endorsed Democrats Patsy Kinsey (District 1); Justin Harlow (District 2); LaWana Mayfield (District 3); Wil Russell (District 4); and Matt Newton (District 5).

Early voting for the Sept. 12 primary begins Thursday.

Steve Harrison: 704-358-5160, @Sharrison_Obs

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