Clodfelter sworn in as Charlotte's new mayor -

Clodfelter sworn in as Charlotte's new mayor

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dan Clodfelter has been sworn in as the fourth mayor of Charlotte since last spring.
Clodfelter took the oath of office Wednesday next to his wife, Elizabeth, and one of his two daughters.
Charlotte's City Council on Monday chose Clodfelter, who has been a state senator since 1999.
Clodfelter, a Democrat and former City Council member, submitted his resignation from the Legislature to Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday. He replaces Patrick Cannon, who resigned less than two weeks ago after his arrest on federal corruption charges.
Cannon was elected as mayor last November after councilwoman Patsy Kinsey served as interim mayor. Kinsey replaced Anthony Foxx, who resigned the post last year to become U.S. Transportation Secretary in the Obama administration.
Clodfelter has said his highest priority for Charlotte is stability.

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Charlotte, N.C.'s council has chosen a state senator to be the city's new mayor to replace Patrick Cannon, who resigned last month in a public corruption scandal.

Members on Monday picked Dan Clodfelter to finish the two-year term Cannon only started in December.

Cannon resigned less than two weeks ago after being arrested on federal corruption charges. Federal prosecutors say Cannon accepted more than $48,000 in bribes from FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to work with North Carolina's largest city.

Council members have been deadlocked for more than a week on who should be the city's next mayor. Clodfelter is a business lawyer who was on the city council before being elected to the General Assembly in 1998. He is a Democrat like Cannon.

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