- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Democrat Jennifer Roberts has been elected as mayor of Charlotte, the largest city in the Carolinas.

Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election showed Roberts got 52 percent of the votes against Republican Edwin Peacock.

Roberts told supporters Tuesday night that her victory was a win for Charlotte. She is a former chair of the Mecklenburg County Commission. Roberts said during the campaign that she wanted to support a living wage for city workers, of $15 per hour. Roberts said she wants to expand business opportunities for women and minority owned companies.

Durham Mayor Bill Bell was easily re-elected for his eighth and final term.

Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughn also was easily re-elected, getting 88 percent of the vote.

Voters in Fayetteville also re-elected Mayor Nat Robertson.

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