Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Roberts rules out mayor's race, not mayor's job

Former Mecklenburg County commissioners' chair Jennifer Roberts says she's ruled out running for mayor of Charlotte. But not being mayor of Charlotte.

The job was coming open at the end of the year after Mayor Anthony Foxx's decision not to seek a third term. It could come open even earlier after Foxx's nomination Monday to be U.S. transportation secretary. If and when he resigns, council is expected to appoint an interim mayor to fill out his term. 

"I have not made a firm decision on the appointed part," Roberts, a Democrat, said Tuesday. "I've been asked to consider it."

Roberts declined to say who asked her to. Council members are obligated to appoint a Democrat, like Foxx. But they won't name any one who actually intends to run for the job. That includes at least two incumbent council members, Patrick Cannon and David Howard.

State Sen. Dan Clodfelter said Tuesday he's "favorably inclined" to run. Rep. Becky Carney is also thinking about it.

If Clodfelter were to run, and win, Roberts -- who lives four doors away -- might run for his Senate seat.

"That's something I would consider," she says.


Anonymous said...

Please don't.

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Anonymous said...

Why not? She is as good as any of the dems.

Wiley Coyote said...

We've had enough of the Roberts/Helms tax and spend for quality of life BS in Mecklenburg County.

By the way Jen, when are we getting our $7 million back from the Whitewater Center Boondoggle? Where is all of the growth that was touted to spring up around it?

Anonymous said...

Probably no one actually asked Jennifer Roberts to run except that voice in her head called GIANT EGO.

Anonymous said...

she looks like a democrat

Anonymous said...

That has to be Jim Morrills older brother.

Anonymous said...

Proposing a useless high cost redundant trolly got Foxx his new job. Why can't Jen try the same.

Ghoul said...

Wow, in the mayor's race, I had her ahead by a nose.

Anonymous said...


Bluffing cowards Obama and Clinton both lied on Libya making America weaker plus wanting to close Gitmo. No wonder radical muslims hit Boston so quick afterwards. They smell yellow and a coward bluffer. Execute all useless Gitmo terrorists now.

Where is a real man like Mitt Romney when you really need him? Democrats used to be warlike. Today they are weak frail and only concerned with running up 18 trillion debts, taking away 2nd amendment rights, same sex marriage or being cool or other homo garbage. What a joke.

Anonymous said...


Texas GOP says AG Holder aided and abetted killer muslims in Boston. Good call.

Anonymous said...



Obama was born under pagan Sharia Law islamic paternal rules making him an eternal muslim. His entire administration is guilty of high treason. Impeachment imperative or risk more terrorist attacks on American soil like Boston.



There are 1.5 billion pagan islamic jihadist murderers on earth and millions of Xians have been only recently slaughtered in the middle east, Africa and Asia that the media is silent about.

Anonymous said...


Why is jihad in chief Obama who led the Egyptian revolution protecting jihadist murderers of coptic Xians and the cleansing of all Xians in the middle east and other places?


Islam is the pagan religion of hate and commands non muslims to all die. The fake Xian in the WH raised under Sharia Law knows the quran by heart.

Anonymous said...


261 Xians murdered in Egypt last week in cold blood and not single word in the media? Muslims kill each 24/7/365 in muslim nations and Chechnya now the hotbed causing Russia to stay on guard 24/7 trying to assist the pathetic WH weakling cowards.

Anonymous said...

Don't be so shy.