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VIDEOS: Why I should be Charlotte’s next mayor

Charlotte mayoral hopefuls (top row, left to right) Michael Barnes, Democrat; Dan Clodfelter, (D); David Howard (D); (bottom row, L-R) Edwin Peacock III, Republican; Jennifer Roberts (D); and Scott Stone (R). Not pictured are Democrats Roderick Davis and DeJawon Joseph.
Charlotte mayoral hopefuls (top row, left to right) Michael Barnes, Democrat; Dan Clodfelter, (D); David Howard (D); (bottom row, L-R) Edwin Peacock III, Republican; Jennifer Roberts (D); and Scott Stone (R). Not pictured are Democrats Roderick Davis and DeJawon Joseph.

Charlotte residents will take the first steps in deciding who should be the city’s next mayor in the Sept. 15 primary.

But who should you vote for? Let the candidates tell you.

The Observer’s editorial board asked the six major candidates in the mayor’s race to give an elevator speech on why they deserve your vote. Here is a collection of those interviews:

Democrats

City Council member Michael Barnes explains why he should be Charlotte's next mayor.

Mayor Dan Clodfelter explains why he should be elected to a new term in the office.

City Council member David Howard explains why he should be Charlotte's next mayor.

Former Mecklenburg County commissioners' chair Jennifer Roberts explains why she should be Charlotte's next mayor.



Republicans

Former City Council member Edwin Peacock explains why he should be Charlotte's next mayor.

Businessman Scott Stone explains why he should be Charlotte's next mayor

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Learn more about the race for mayor and other candidates in the Sept. 15 primary in the Observer’s voter guide at www.charlotteobserver.com/election

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