Alma Adams wins re-election in shifted district

Alma Adams claims victory in newly-drawn district

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The woman who is known for her stylish hats is holding onto her district.

North Carolina's District 9 and District 12 were redrawn prior to Election Day, causing some controversy and confusion for candidates and voters.

Alma Adams won her re-election bid to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Adams' district formerly covered Charlotte to Greensboro, but now, only covers Mecklenburg County.

While Adams has no roots in Charlotte, the Congresswoman has stressed her commitment to Charlotte since the change and even moved her home to uptown Charlotte to be closer to her new constituents. 

Since moving to the Queen City, Adams has been working on familiarizing herself with Charlotte's inner workings. 

"I've met a lot of young people voting for the first time," Adams said. "I was excited about that, they were excited about that."

Adams' primary focus is on small business and middle class, which she believes are the backbone of our economy. 

Her challenger, Republican candidate Leon Threatt was focused on veterans and education reform. Threatt promised to never forget veterans commitment and believed we need more job opportunities in the Queen City.

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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