Charlotte primary election results: Mayor, City Council, Battle of the Dans

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Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles during her primary election watch party on Sept. 10, 2019. She won the Democratic primary and will face a Republican candidate in November. Photo: Rashaida Dimetrios

After polls closed on Tuesday for Charlotte’s primary election, residents had decided several City Council seats and finally settled who will represent the 9th Congressional District in Washington, D.C. Other races determined who will face off in November’s general election.

With 98% of precincts reporting, the unofficial results are listed below. (Projected winners are in bold.) Complete election results are available here.

Mayor

  • Vi Lyles (incumbent): 86.72%
  • Roderick Davis: 4.2%
  • Tigress McDaniel: 1.32%
  • Joel Odom: 3.63%
  • Lucille Puckett: 4.13%

Lyles will face Republican candidate David Michael Rice in November.

City Council at-large

  • Braxton Winston (incumbent): 19.4%
  • James (Smuggie) Mitchell (incumbent): 17%
  • Dimple Ajmera (incumbent): 15.88%
  • Julie Eiselt (incumbent): 15.87%
  • LaWana Slack-Mayfield: 14.78%
  • Jorge Millares: 11.83%
  • Chad Stachowicz: 5.24%

The four Democratic winners will advance to November’s race, which includes Republican Joshua Richardson.

City Council District 1

  • Larken Egleston (incumbent): 73.09%
  • Sean Smith: 26.91%

There was no Republican primary candidate. Egleston will appear as the only candidate on the November ballot.

City Council District 2

  • Malcolm Graham: 61.13%
  • Jessica Davis: 23.54%
  • Antoinette Green: 12.91%
  • Jeremy Arey: 2.43%

Graham will face Republican candidate Jacob Robinson in November.

City Council District 3

  • Victoria Watlington: 43.88%
  • Terry Brown: 40.86%
  • Caleb Theodros: 15.26%

There was no Republican primary candidate. Watlington will appear as the only candidate on the November ballot.

City Council District 4

  • Renee Perkins Johnson: 36.59%
  • Charlene Henderson El: 21.84%
  • Richmond Baker: 14%
  • Charles Robinson: 11.65%
  • Sean Thompson: 9.18%
  • Gabriel Cartagena: 6.75%

Johnson will face Republican candidate Brandon Pierce in November.

City Council District 5

  • Matt Newton (incumbent): 60.45%
  • Vinroy Reid: 26.74%
  • Mark Vincent: 12.82%

There was no Republican primary candidate. Newton will appear as the only candidate on the November ballot.

City Council District 6

There was no primary election for District 6. Republican incumbent Tariq Bokhari will face Democrat Gina Navarrete in November.

City Council District 7

  • Ed Driggs (incumbent): 69.26%
  • Victoria Nwasike: 30.74%

With no Democrat primary candidates, Driggs will appear as the only candidate on the November ballot.

9th Congressional District

The congressional race is a do-over from 2018 where Democrat Dan McCready squared off against Republican Mark Harris. The N.C. board of elections ordered a special election after last year’s results weren’t certified due to allegations of ballot fraud.

  • Dan Bishop, R: 50.81%
  • Dan McCready, D: 48.59%
  • Jeff Scott, L: 0.40%
  • Allen Smith, G: 0.19%

Next up: General election

  • Early voting: Oct. 16 through Nov. 1
  • Election day: Nov. 5

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