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Charlotte Talks: Vi Lyles Looks Ahead To Second Term As CLT Mayor

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Jennifer Worsham / WFAE

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

Vi Lyles wants Charlotteans to "push me to do my very best" as she readies for her second term as mayor. Fresh off her re-election, she outlines her goals and hopes for the next two years.

It’s been nearly a decade since a Charlotte mayor was re-elected to a second term. Anthony Foxx went to Washington, Patrick Cannon went to prison, and Jennifer Roberts was pink-slipped by fellow Democrats.

Vi Lyles stopped that revolving door in Tuesday’s election, capturing 77 percent of the vote.

"I'm looking forward to continuing to serve the Queen City," Lyles told supporters.

The first term saw some benchmarks reached in the city's affordable housing crisis, but also an escalating homicide count – the highest in a generation. There are also questions about how to pay for the Silver Line light rail.

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A veteran of Charlotte radio news, Chris joined the "Charlotte Talks" staff in January 2016, but has been listening to WFAE since discovering the station as a high schooler.