2017 Charlotte Mayoral Primary Debate

June 14, 2017

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From controversy over the I-77 toll road to the increase in violent crime, hear what the candidates running in the Charlotte Mayoral Primary have to say about the issues that matter to you.

PBS Charlotte is partnering with the League of Women Voters of Charlotte-Mecklenburg to broadcast a debate featuring six of the eight candidates running in the Sept. 12 primary election.

PBS Charlotte’s Jeff Sonier moderated the hour-long debate recorded at PBS Charlotte’s studios on Aug. 22.
The candidates who participated in the debate included Joel Ford (D), Vi Lyles (D), Constance (Connie) Partee Johnson (D), Lucille Puckett (D), Jennifer Roberts (Incumbent-D), and Kimberley Paige Barnette (R). Kenny Smith (R) and Gary Mitchell Dunn (R) were unable to take part.

Media Coverage of Debate
An Hour-Long Mayoral Debate Boiled Down To One Question
By Tom Bullock, WFAE FM

Charlotte Mayoral Candidates Debate Crime, Taxes, Economic Mobility
By Erik Spanberg, Charlotte Business Journal

From left, mayoral candidate Kimberley Paige Barnette (R), Joel Ford (D), Constance Partee Johnson (D), Vi Lyles (D), Lucille Puckett (D) and Jennifer Roberts (D). Republicans Kenny Smith and Gary Dunn did not participate .

From left, mayoral candidate Kimberley Paige Barnette (R), Joel Ford (D), Constance Partee Johnson (D), Vi Lyles (D), Lucille Puckett (D) and Jennifer Roberts (D). Republicans Kenny Smith and Gary Dunn did not participate . Photo courtesy of WFAE 90.7 FM