Braxton Winston will be Charlotte’s No.2 elected official. What let to ‘unified’ vote?

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Braxton Winston; Charlotte; Mayor pro-tem

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Braxton Winston, first elected in 2017 after coming to prominence during protests over the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott, became Charlotte’s mayor pro tem Tuesday. Winston was elected unanimously over Dimple Ajmera, the top at-large vote-getter in the July general election. Winston finished first among at-large candidates during the May primary. Often, the City Council nominates the top general election vote-getter as mayor pro tem, though that trend has been broken at least twice in recent history. The mayor pro tem leads the council when the mayor is away, and is the No. 2 elected leader on the Charlotte City Council. Winston said he also sees the role’s responsibilities as building coalitions among council members and driving action.

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BY WILL WRIGHT

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https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article265384606.html

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charlotteobserver.com

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