Councilman David Howard Announces Mayoral Campaign

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CHARLOTTE, NC — There’s another Democrat officially in the crowded race for Mayor of Charlotte.  

Third-term City Councilman David Howard opened his campaign headquarters Thursday on West Morehead Street in west Charlotte.  Howard says the key to Charlotte’s success is creating jobs.

“People who have jobs have hope,” said Howard.  “They can see where they can grow their families in the future, young people can see how they can make themselves a success.”

Howard will face current Mayor Dan Clodfelter, former County Commissioner Jennifer Roberts, and Mayor Pro-Tem Michael Barnes in the Democratic primary in September.

There are two Republicans running.  Scott Stone officially launched his campaign Wednesday.  He will face former City Councilman Edwin Peacock in the Republican primary.