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

Val Applewhite, Mayor, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Val Applewhite, currently a member of the Fayetteville, North Carolina, city council, hopes to be the city's newly elected mayor on Nov. 5, 2013. She is the only woman and African-American in the race, which helps increase her odds in a majority Black city. She also has a good story. Applewhite served in the Air Force for more than 20 years and survived the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11.

(Photo: Courtesy of Val Applewhite for Mayor)

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