In an Email sent out to all of her supporters this week, Mayor Jennifer Roberts announced that she will be running for reelection next November.
“This week marks the one year anniversary of when I was sworn in as mayor, and I have loved every minute of serving Charlotte. Our city has faced challenges this year, but through continued hard work and by sticking together we will emerge stronger than ever,” Robert’s email noted.
Roberts initially took office in December 2015 after defeating Republican Edwin Peacock. The results were fairly close, with Roberts getting 41,749 votes and Peacock getting 38,019 votes.
Next November’s mayor race will likely focus on two major issues; Charlotte’s Ordinance 7056 (which caused NC Republicans to pass HB2, resulting in massive economic losses for our state), and how city leaders handled the Keith Scott shooting and the protests.
How do you feel about Mayor Robert’s job so far?
What would you like to see done differently in our city?