Eiselt Tops Charlotte City Council Race; Lyles Easily Claims Reelection
Updated 11:20 p.m.
In the Charlotte City Council at-large race, mayor pro tem Julie Eiselt led the way to reelection with 23.9% of all votes Tuesday. Braxton Winston narrowly led James “Smuggie” Mitchell for the next-highest vote total, with Winston recording 22.07% while Mitchell had 22.04%. Dimple Ajmera was in fourth with 20%.
That is based on all 195 precincts reporting.
All four candidates are Democrats.
The candidates appeared headed toward victory, but had been jockeying over who finished first. The top vote-getter is typically elected to the job of mayor pro tem. Eiselt currently holds that role.
There is one Republican running, Joshua Richardson. He finished in fifth place, with 11.4% of returns.
Democratic Mayor Vi Lyles easily swept to a second term, with 77.2% of returns. Republican David Michael Rice had 22.4% of the vote.
In Charlotte City Council District 6, Republican incumbent Tariq Bokhari topped Democrat Gina Navarette, 58.9% to 41%.
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