Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A return to city council for Sen. Dan Clodfelter?

Veteran North Carolina Sen. Dan Clodfelter may return to where his political career began -- the Charlotte City Council.

"I've given some thought to it," he said in his legislative office Wednesday. "I think there are some important decisions facing the city and they're of interest and concern to me."

Clodfelter would run for one of four at-large seats, all now held by fellow Democrats. He's said he's been asked to run by "a fairly wide range of people," though he declined to say who.

Clodfelter, who served on council from 1987-1993, was once one of the most influential members of the Senate, even chairing the Finance Committee. Like other Democrats, he's seen that influence wane since Republicans took control after the 2010 elections.

He says that's not the reason he's considering a run for council.

"If I were to decide to (run), it would not be about that," he said.

Filing for the November council election opens in July.


Anonymous said...

"If I were to decide to (run), it would not be about that," he said.

Well, there's the first lie. Anybody else care to keep score?

HonestChick said...

Dan Clodfelter is a straight shooter. You probably don't even know him. Clodfelter, a National Merit Scholar, was educated at Davidson, Oxford, and Yale. Just a stab here...but I am thinking you probably were not his classmate.

He has a reputation, from both Rs and Ds as being forthright, honest, and ethical. Shows how much you know!

Please don't post such obvious knee-jerk blow-hard drivel unless you are ready to back it up with facts. Posts like this do NOT make you seem smart or important. They just make you seem jealous and resentful of people who worked hard at an education and continue to work hard for our state.

Garth Vader said...

From: Jerry Richardson, et al
To: Mayor Anthony Foxx and the At-Large City Council Members (all black or female)

Cough up the money or we replace one of YOU with one of US.


The 15 gray-haired, wealthy, white males in the Panthers Ownership Group.

Anonymous said...

Spot on with your comment. He lost the influence he once possessed and decided to pack things up.

I also think it's funny how some people put those with a degree from an Ivy League school on a pedestal. Earning a degree from Oxford or Yale does not make you any more intelligent than others. All it does say is you have money.

Not impressed at all. Just another Dem who will raise our city taxes.

Anonymous said...

Charlotte in 1993 was so much different Demographically than it is today. Clodfelter is better suited to fighting crazy right wing ideas and a 2nd string Governor in Raleigh than his own party here in Charlotte.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God, Jane!

He went to Yale?

He went to Yale just like your hero George W. Bush?

Well no wonder...........

Anonymous said...

I suspect he has been asked to run by those who see a city leadership team that lacks intellect and sometimes common sense.

I am a Republican but have always respected Dan as honest, a deep thinker, and someone who cares about Charlotte. Maybe the plan is to even have him run for Mayor after a term or two....with the current demographics I think his chances would be slim there even if he is the best man for the job.

I really hope he will run because we need his style of leadership again.

Anonymous said...


Unarmed killer lion in captivity shot dead by armed zoo keeper using AR14 assault rifle weaponry.

Where the hell is Obama? Would Biden's shotgun have worked better?

Anonymous said...

Fox News founder says Obama never worked and is lazy.

Anonymous said...

Who is comrade Obama trying to kid pretending he is not in mourning for top socialist Marxist fascist leader and his beloved Hugo Chavez?

Will commie suck up de facto Sec of State Rodman with an IQ of room temp be the Obama rep at the funeral in Caracas Venezuela?

Get real. Castro and Chavez are icons of radical socialist Marxist Obama who has never been in the closet about his redistribution proletariat banana republic aspirations for Amerika like he has about his own faggotry.

Castro and Chavez redistributed all elite wealth to their personal bank accounts and no one knows where that 6 trillion M.I.A. in Obama's first 4 yrs either although Castro Chavez and Obama all use the same Caribbean Swiss banks.

Flags lowered to half staff in the 3rd world banana republic of DC.