Who should be Charlotte’s next mayor?
Former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested in March and hit with federal corruption charges. He resigned hours after his arrest.
FULL COVERAGE: WBTV.com/CannonInvestigation
Since the bombshell, several frontrunners have been named as possible contenders to be Charlotte’s next mayor. Charlotte City Council is slated to name Cannon’s replacement during its meeting on April 7, but we want to know who you think should be named.
Vote (in our unscientific poll below) for who you’d like to see as the next mayor.
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