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Patsy Kinsey
PATSY KINSEY (born 1941) is a former American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina for five months in 2013. She served out the remainder of the term of former Mayor Anthony Foxx
Anthony Foxx
, who resigned to become United States Secretary of Transportation . Kinsey is the second woman to serve as Mayor of Charlotte. The city's first female mayor was Republican Sue Myrick , who held the office from 1987 to 1991. A Democrat, Kinsey served as a Mecklenburg County commissioner from 1990 to 1994. She was then elected as a member of the Charlotte City Council from District 1 for five consecutive terms, from 2003 until the Council elected her Mayor on July 1, 2013, minutes after Foxx resigned from office. North Carolina state law required that Foxx's appointed successor be of the same political party
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The Charlotte Observer
THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER is a newspaper serving Charlotte and its metro area . It has the largest circulation in North Carolina and South Carolina . It is owned by The McClatchy Company . CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 History * 3 Pulitzer Prizes
Pulitzer Prizes
* 4 Prices * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links OVERVIEWThe Observer primarily serves Charlotte and Mecklenburg County and the surrounding counties of Iredell , Cabarrus , Union , Lancaster , York , Gaston , Catawba , and Lincoln . It publishes local sections for each of these outlying counties and for specific neighborhoods within Mecklenburg. The newspaper's circulation covers over 40 counties in North and South Carolina
South Carolina
. Home delivery service in outlying counties has declined in recent years, with delivery times growing later as the paper has outsourced circulation services outside the primary Charlotte area
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County Commission
A COUNTY COMMISSION (also known as a BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS) is a group of elected officials charged with administering the county government in some states of the United States
United States
. County commissions are usually made up of three or more individuals. In some counties in Georgia however, a sole commissioner holds the authority of the commission. (See National Association of Counties http://www.naco.org) The commission acts as the executive of the local government, levies local taxes, administers county governmental services such as prisons, courts, public health oversight, property registration, building code enforcement, and public works such as road maintenance
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Charlotte Business Journal
AMERICAN CITY BUSINESS JOURNALS is an American newspaper chain based in Charlotte
Charlotte
, owned by Advance Publications
Advance Publications
. It has a range of media including 40 primary metropolitan weekly publications, which reach 4 million readers with business community related news, and THE BUSINESS JOURNALS , which has daily news from those newspapers and other business news and information. It also controls the Street "> The Houston
Houston
Business Journal had occupied space in the Park Towers for a period of over 10 years. In 2012 the newspaper announced that it was moving to 5444 Westheimer Road effective November 5, 2012. Jacksonville Business Journal
Jacksonville Business Journal
Jacksonville, Florida Kansas City Business Journal Kansas City, Missouri 1982 Co-founded by Michael K. Russell and William Worley in August 1982. L.A
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Charlotte Observer
THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER is a newspaper serving Charlotte and its metro area . It has the largest circulation in North Carolina
North Carolina
and South Carolina . It is owned by The McClatchy Company . CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 History * 3 Pulitzer Prizes * 4 Prices * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links OVERVIEWThe Observer primarily serves Charlotte and Mecklenburg County and the surrounding counties of Iredell , Cabarrus , Union , Lancaster , York , Gaston , Catawba , and Lincoln . It publishes local sections for each of these outlying counties and for specific neighborhoods within Mecklenburg. The newspaper's circulation covers over 40 counties in North and South Carolina
South Carolina
. Home delivery service in outlying counties has declined in recent years, with delivery times growing later as the paper has outsourced circulation services outside the primary Charlotte area
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Sue Myrick
SUE WILKINS MYRICK (born August 1, 1941) is the former U.S. Representative for North Carolina\'s 9th congressional district , serving from 1995 to 2013. She is a member of the Republican Party . She was the first Republican woman to represent North Carolina
North Carolina
in Congress. On February 7, 2012, she announced that she was retiring. She left Congress in January 2013 and was replaced by Robert Pittenger . CONTENTS * 1 Early life, education, and business career * 2 Charlotte city politics * 3 1992 U.S. Senate election * 4 U.S. House of Representatives * 4.1 Elections * 4.2 Tenure * 4.3 Committee assignments * 4.4 Caucus memberships * 5 Personal life * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links EARLY LIFE, EDUCATION, AND BUSINESS CAREERMyrick was born in 1941 in Tiffin, Ohio . She graduated from Port Clinton High School in Port Clinton , Ottawa County, Ohio
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Republican Party (United States)
The REPUBLICAN PARTY, commonly referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for GRAND OLD PARTY), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States
United States
, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party . The party is named after republicanism , the dominant value during the American Revolution
American Revolution
. Founded by anti-slavery activists, economic modernizers, ex Whigs and ex Free Soilers in 1854, the Republicans dominated politics nationally and in the majority of northern states for most of the period between 1860 and 1932. The party has won 24 of the last 40 U.S. presidential elections and there have been a total of 19 Republican Presidents, the most from any one party
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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
MECKLENBURG COUNTY is a county located on the border in the southwestern part of the state of North Carolina
North Carolina
, in the United States . As of the 2010 census , the population was 919,628. It increased to 1,034,070 as of the 2015 estimate, making it the most populous county in North Carolina
North Carolina
and the first county in the Carolinas to surpass 1 million in population. Its county seat and largest city is Charlotte . NOTE: To see information about the political body, the 'Mecklenburg County Commission' see this link: Mecklenburg County Commission . Mecklenburg
Mecklenburg
County is included in the Charlotte-Concord -Gastonia , NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area . On September 12, 2013, the county welcomed its one millionth resident
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Democratic Party (United States)
The DEMOCRATIC PARTY is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States
United States
, along with the Republican Party (GOP). Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
and James Madison
James Madison
's Democratic-Republican Party
Democratic-Republican Party
, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
, making it the world's oldest political party. The Democrats' dominant worldview was once social conservatism and economic liberalism , while—especially in the rural South —populism was its leading characteristic
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United States Secretary Of Transportation
The UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION is the head of the United States Department of Transportation , a member of the President 's Cabinet , and thirteenth in the Presidential Line of Succession . The post was created with the formation of the Department of Transportation on October 15, 1966, by President Lyndon B. Johnson 's signing of the Department of Transportation Act. The Department's mission is "to develop and coordinate policies that will provide an efficient and economical national transportation system, with due regard for need, the environment, and the national defense." The Secretary of Transportation oversees eleven agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration , the Federal Highway Administration , and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration . In April 2008, Mary Peters launched the official blog of the Secretary of Transportation called The Fast Lane
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Mayor Of Charlotte
The office of the MAYOR OF CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA is currently held by Democrat Vi Lyles , who took office in December 2017 after defeating Republican Kenny Smith in the November election. The office was established in 1853, when William F. Davidson was elected to serve as intendent. In 1861, the title was changed from intendent to mayor. Below is a list of people who have served as the mayor of Charlotte. Charlotte mayors serve two-year terms and elections take place in off-years . The longest serving mayor is Pat McCrory
Pat McCrory
, who served from 1995–2009. CONTENTS * 1 List of mayors of Charlotte * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links LIST OF MAYORS OF CHARLOTTE MAYOR TERM POLITICAL PARTY NOTES William F. Davidson 1853–1857 - David Parks 1857–1859 - Jennings B. Kerr 1859–1861 - William A. Owens 1861–1862 - Resigned after one month in order to command a Confederate regiment
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Mayor Of Charlotte, North Carolina
The office of the MAYOR OF CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA is currently held by Democrat Jennifer Roberts , who took office in December 2015 after defeating Republican Edwin Peacock in the November election. The office was established in 1853, when William F. Davidson was elected to serve as intendent. In 1861, the title was changed from intendent to mayor. Below is a list of people who have served as the mayor of Charlotte. Charlotte mayors serve two-year terms and elections take place in off-years . The longest serving mayor is Pat McCrory
Pat McCrory
, who served from 1995–2009. CONTENTS * 1 List of mayors of Charlotte * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links LIST OF MAYORS OF CHARLOTTE MAYOR TERM POLITICAL PARTY NOTES William F. Davidson 1853–1857 - David Parks 1857–1859 - Jennings B. Kerr 1859–1861 - William A. Owens 1861–1862 - Resigned after one month in order to command a Confederate regiment
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Charlotte Mayoral Election, 2013
The biennial CHARLOTTE MAYORAL ELECTION was held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Primary elections were held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Unaffiliated voters were allowed to vote in either the Democratic or Republican primary. On July 2, 2013, Anthony Foxx
Anthony Foxx
, a Democrat, announced that he would resign as mayor to become United States Secretary of Transportation
United States Secretary of Transportation
. District 1 city councilperson Patsy Kinsey , also a Democrat, was named interim mayor the same day with the understanding that she would not stand in the mayoral election in November. Kinsey instead ran to regain the council seat she had vacated. Democratic Party nominee Patrick Cannon
Patrick Cannon
, another member of the city council, won the general election to become the 55th mayor of Charlotte
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Patrick Cannon
PATRICK DAMON CANNON (born November 27, 1966) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served on the City Council of Charlotte, North Carolina from 1994 through 2013 and was subsequently elected the city's 56th Mayor in November 2013. On March 26, 2014, Cannon was arrested on charges of accepting over $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI
FBI
agents posing as businessmen wanting to work with the city. Cannon resigned as mayor later that evening, and was later sentenced to 44 months in prison. CONTENTS * 1 Education * 2 Political career * 2.1 Arrest on corruption charges and guilty plea * 3 References * 4 External links EDUCATIONCannon received a bachelor's degree in communications with a concentration in business marketing from North Carolina A -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;"> * ^ A B C D Morrill, Jim (November 3, 2013). "Decision 2013: It's your vote"
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Anthony Foxx
ANTHONY RENARD FOXX (born April 30, 1971) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the United States
United States
Secretary of Transportation from 2013 to 2017. Previously, he served as the Mayor of Charlotte , North Carolina
North Carolina
, from 2009 to 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party . First elected to the Charlotte City Council in 2005, upon his 2009 mayoral victory he became the youngest mayor of Charlotte and its second African American
African American
mayor. President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
nominated Foxx to be the Secretary of Transportation in April 2013, and he was confirmed by a 100-0 vote in June 2013
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