Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles To File For Re-Election

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles is expected to file for re-election Monday afternoon.

Lyles announced in a Thanksgiving video message that she plans to seek a third term.

During her time as mayor, Lyles has made progress in affordable housing, jobs and transportation in her two terms as mayor.

According to a news release, before being elected Mayor, Lyles became Mayor Pro Tem in 2015 and served two consecutive terms in an at-large seat on the Charlotte City Council. Lyles worked in the City of Charlotte’s budget department, becoming the city’s budget director and later the assistant city manager before retiring.

Lyles is the city’s first public administrator to serve as mayor and the city’s first African American female Mayor.

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles will file for re-election at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections on Monday, Feb. 28 at 4:15 p.m., according to a release.