During the end of July and beginning of August, qnotes collected responses to a detailed questionnaire from candidates running for Charlotte City Council. A total of 29 candidates are running for re-election or are challenging incumbents. Questionnaires were also sent to incumbent Democratic Mayor Anthony Foxx and his challenger, Republican Scott Stone.
qnotes issues our endorsement of several candidates in their Sept. 13 primary elections below. We have also listed candidates we could not endorse, but who we think are receptive to broader questions and conversations on particular issues asked in our candidate questionnaire. Please, note that these endorsements, along with indications that a candidate is “receptive,” reflects only their positions as outlined in their questionnaire responses and, occassionally, any past statements or actions on specific LGBT issues. In cases where two candidates are endorsed in the same race and district, we encourage readers and voters to explore each candidates’ positions on other important, but non-LGBT issues.
David Howard (D) (i)
Edwin B. Peacock III (R) (i)
Alexander G. Vuchnich (L)
Receptive: Claire Fallon (D), Curtis Watkins (R)
Cameron Webb Gardner (D)
LaWana Mayfield (D)
Receptive: Svend H. Deal (D)
Receptive: Larry Shannon (R)
John Autry (D)
Darrell Bonapart (D)
Receptive: Dennis Peterson (R)
qnotes’ endorsements for the general election will be published in our Oct. 15 print edition. Read each of the candidates’ full responses online at goqnotes.com/clt11/.
(D) – Democrat. (R) – Republican. (L) – Libertarian. (i) – Incumbent.
Endorsements were not made in races where incumbents face no challenger.
[Ed. Note — In the print version and original online version of this article we incorrectly identified candidate Larry Shannon as a Democrat. He is a Republican. We regret the error.]