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CHARLOTTE -

Democrat Patrick Cannon wins the mayor’s seat in Charlotte with 53 percent of the votes taking the post from Republican candidate Edwin Peacock.

Cannon opened his acceptance speech with, “Thank you Charlotte!”

According to the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections site, the results were as follows. With a total votes of 95,880, Cannon had 53% of the votes and Peacock had 47%.

“I am happy, but yet I am humble,” Cannon said to supporters. “This didn’t have to be but you made it so.”

Cannon said he was optimistic about the election and is excited to serve the city of Charlotte as mayor starting January 2014.

“I’m so pleased that voters identify with my platform of investing in Charlotte’s future,” he said. “I’m so ready, so ready to lead us there.”

Bliss Green, a longtime supporter of Cannon, said she was excited about the results.

“I’ve worked with Patrick for several years and I know him and his family personally,” Green said. “I just can’t be more excited and ecstatic that he’s finally achieved this pinnacle in his career.”

Throughout the evening, Peacock inched closer to Cannon, but couldn't get close enough to surpass him. The republican and owner of a financial investment company lost six percentage points.

In his concession speech, Peacock said he was proud of his campaign and the results.

"Please don't let your hearts be troubled here,” Peacock said to supporters. “The Peacock family is extremely proud to be here tonight before you. We have dedicated a lot of our time to public service and this has been an incredible journey.”

"We have a victory tonight in the Peacock campaign because we have moved Charlotte forward," said Peacock.

Peacock was at a disadvantage from the start with 50 percent of Charlotte's 550,000 registered voters being democrat and only 23 percent republican.

"The Meck GOP will return," said Peacock. "I think there is going to be a brighter day."

Peacock said he will not be running for public office again anytime soon.


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