Party Time: Black Democrats Running for Office

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  • It Takes a Villiage
  • Val Applewhite, Mayor, Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Patrick Cannon, Mayor, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Valerie Foushee, State Senator, North Carolina
  • Bakari Sellers, South Carolina Lieutenant Governor
  • Shirley McKellar, 1st Congressional District of Texas
  • John James, Mayor, Midland, Texas
  • Chris Tyson, Louisiana Secretary of State
  • Steve Brown, Texas Railroad Commissioner
  • Steen Miles, U.S. Senate, Georgia
  • Connie Stokes, Governor, Georgia
  • Ken Dious, 10th Congressional District of Georgia
  • Nina Turner, Ohio Secretary of State
  • Anthony Brown, Maryland Governor
  • Danatus King, Mayor, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Rick Wade, U.S. Senate, South Carolina

Patrick Cannon, Mayor, Charlotte, North Carolina

City council member Patrick Cannon has been filling in since former mayor Anthony Foxx left Charlotte, North Carolina, for Washington, D.C. On Nov. 5, he hopes to win the seat on a more permanent basis. Cannon, who also owns a parking management business, "supports traditional Democratic causes, but his deliberations and ultimate decisions are influenced by a conservative streak that [Foxx] didn't share," the Charlotte Observer reports.

(Photo: Courtesy of Patrick Cannon)

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