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Government 101

How the City of Charlotte Runs and Who Runs It

Charlotte is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Charlotte metropolitan area is home to about 2.4 million people. In other words, running the city means making policy decisions that impact a lot of people.

Charlotte’s Ballot Box

Upcoming Special Elections and Primaries

On Sept. 10, a primary election for the offices of mayor and city council will take place in Charlotte, N.C. plus a special election in the 9th Congressional District. A primary runoff is scheduled for Oct. 8 should the need arise. The city’s general election for mayor, and city council will take place on Nov. 5.

District 9 GOP hopefuls tow anti-LGBTQ line

Rhetoric Often Negative, Degrading

The do-over election in North Carolina’s ninth District … now includes two front runners, one who was endorsed by former candidate Mark Harris, an anti-LGBTQ Baptist pastor, and one who for years has blatantly targeted the LGBTQ community.

The Year in Review: 2018

Transgender Issues at the Year’s Forefront

Despite an extremely right leaning political climate over the past year, 2018 saw a substantial drop in media coverage related to LGBTQ issues than in years past. That doesn’t mean noteworthy stories weren’t reported, however.