Former Charlotte city council candidate Vanessa Faura just released a statement about the arrest of Mayor Patrick Cannon. Faura ran for city council in 2013.
"It is truly disappointing to hear about the allegations against Mayor Patrick Cannon.
Although we do not see eye-to-eye on the issues, I have always respected him and his family.
As a Republican, I could say negative things to kick him while he's down, but that is neither mature nor productive.
We have to keep in mind that Cannon is still our mayor, and at the end of the day, he is the face of our city.
Unfortunately, this is a tough situation for all of us, not just Mayor Cannon. My prayers are with his family as they navigate this difficult time."