Early voting in the city primaries started Thursday. There are Democratic and Republican primaries for mayor. There are Democratic council primaries for at-large seats and those in Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5. There’s a Republican primary in District 6. Davie Hinshaw The Charlotte Observer
Early voting in the city primaries started Thursday. There are Democratic and Republican primaries for mayor. There are Democratic council primaries for at-large seats and those in Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5. There’s a Republican primary in District 6. Davie Hinshaw The Charlotte Observer

Elections

Here’s what you need to know about the candidates for Charlotte mayor, city council

Staff reports

August 23, 2017 08:47 PM

UPDATED September 07, 2017 02:15 PM

Story: Where to vote early: From Aug. 23 to Sept. 9

There are Democratic and Republican primaries for mayor. There are Democratic council primaries for at-large seats and those in Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5. There’s a Republican primary in District 6.

Candidate questionnaires

DEMOCRATIC MAYORAL CANDIDATES ON 4 KEY ISSUES

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Joel Ford, Constance Partee (Connie) Johnson, Vi Lyles, Lucille Puckett, Jennifer Roberts

REPUBLICAN MAYORAL CANDIDATES ON 4 KEY ISSUES

Kimberley Paige Barnette, Gary Mitchell Dunn, Kenny Smith

CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE CANDIDATES ON 4 KEY ISSUES

Story: A packed field is competing for four at-large City Council seats. Here’s your guide.

Democratic candidates

Dimple Ajmera, Jesse Boyd, Roderick Davis, Julie Eiselt, Claire Green Fallon, Ryan McGill, James (Smuggie) Mitchell, Jr., Braxton Winston II

Libertarian candidate

Steven J. DiFiore II

Republican candidates

Parker Cains, John K. Powell, Jr., David Michael Rice

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 CANDIDATES ON 4 KEY ISSUES

Story: Incumbent Kinsey faces two challengers for District 1 seat

Democratic candidates

Larken Egleston, Patsy Kinsey, Robert Mitchell

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2 CANDIDATES ON 4 KEY ISSUES

Story: In City Council District 2, candidates reflect old and new Charlotte

Democratic candidates

J'Tanya Adams, Eric Erickson, Justin Harlow, Michael E. McLean

Republican candidate

Pete Givens

CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3 (NO PRIMARY)

Democratic candidate

LaWana Mayfield

Republican candidate

Daniel Herrera

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4 CANDIDATES ON FOUR KEY ISSUES

Story: After unrest, City Council District 4 faces lingering distrust

Democratic candidates

Damiko Faulkner, Priscilla Johnson, Greg Phipps, Wil Russell

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5 CANDIDATES ON 4 KEY ISSUES

Democratic candidates

Darrell Bonapart, Kris Chambers-Woodruff, Scott Derek Jenkins, Matt Newton, Vinroy Reid, Gary Young II

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6 CANDIDATES ON 4 KEY ISSUES

Story: In Republican stronghold, two GOP candidates seek District 6 council seat

Democratic candidate

Sam Grundman

Libertarian candidate

Jeff Scott

Republican candidates

Tariq Scott Bokhari, Eric Laster

CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7 (NO PRIMARY)

Democratic candidate

Sharon Roberts

Republican candidate

Ed Driggs