New Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter named by city council

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Charlotte’s city council on Monday selected a lawyer and state legislator as mayor of North Carolina’s largest city to replace Patrick Cannon, who resigned last month in a public corruption scandal.

City Council members picked state senator Dan Clodfelter to finish the two-year term Cannon only started in December. Cannon resigned less than two weeks ago after his arrest on federal corruption charges. Cannon faces charges of accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to work with North Carolina’s largest city. Read more…

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