Look for 2022 candidates for Charlotte mayor and city council in July election


Brian Conroy, of Charlotte, North Carolina, leaves for his evening stroll after casting his vote at the Hawthorne Recreation Center in Charlotte on May 17, 2022.

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The Charlotte Observer has asked all candidates for mayor and city council to answer biographical and thematic questions ahead of the municipal elections in July.

Click on the names below to read their response to the Applicant Questionnaire. For mayor and district seats, voters choose one person. For universal seats, voters choose up to four.

The 2022 municipal election will take place on Tuesday, July 26. Early voting began on Thursday, July 7. Only voters who live within the Charlotte city limits will be able to vote in the election. Candidates in Districts 1, 4, 5 and 7 are not competing in the July elections.

Go here for more information on requesting an absentee ballot to vote by mail. Go here to find your polling place, verify your registration and see a sample ballot. Go here to see a list of all candidates on the ballot.

Mayoral candidates

VI Alexander Lyles | Stephanie from Sarachaga-Bilbao

Candidates for the Extraordinary City Council

Ajmera Dimple | James (Smuggie) Mitchell | LaWana Slack-Mayfield | BraxtonWinston | Kyle J. Luebke | David Merrill | Charlie Mulligan | Carrie Olinski

Candidates for constituency 2

Malcolm Graham | Marie Lineberger-Barnett

Candidates for Constituency 3

Victoria Watlington | James Bowers (did not respond to a Q&A request)

Candidates for Constituency 6

Tariq Bokhari | Stephanie’s hand

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Will Wright covers politics in Charlotte and North Carolina. He previously covered Eastern Kentucky for the Lexington Herald-Leader and worked as a reporter for the New York Times.

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