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Michael Barnes is the mayor pro tempore of Charlotte, North Carolina. He also served as acting mayor for a short time following the resignation of former mayor Patrick Cannon, who was arrested on March 26, 2014 for corruption charges.[2][3][4] Barnes immediately became acting mayor upon Cannon's resignation. The City Council was then required to appoint a mayor to serve out the remainder of Cannon's term (through Dec. 2015).[5] On April 7, the council voted to appoint Dan Clodfelter, a state senator, as the new mayor. Barnes, an attorney and a member of the Democratic Party, served as a member of the Charlotte City Council representing District 4 for four terms until he was elected to an at-large seat in the 2013 election. Following that election, he was chosen as the new mayor pro tem by his colleagues.[6] References[edit]

^ Charlotte Mecklenburg press release: Dan Clodfelter
Dan Clodfelter
appointed mayor ^ Washburn, Mark (2014-03-26). "Charlotte mayor resigns after arrest on corruption charges". CharlotteObserver.com. Retrieved 2014-04-11.  ^ BEN THOMPSON / NBC Charlotte. "Charlotte mayor resigns after corruption arrest WCNC.com Charlotte". Wcnc.com. Archived from the original on 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2014-04-11.  ^ Harris, Emily (2014-03-26). " North Carolina
North Carolina
mayor arrested on federal public corruption charges". Reuters. Retrieved 2014-04-11.  ^ Charlotte Observer: Charlotte City Council must appoint new mayor after Patrick Cannon's resignation ^ Mayor Pro Tem Michael Barnes

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