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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Billy Maddalon made history when he became the first openly gay man to be elected to Charlotte City Council.

Now he s looking to take his political career to the next step.

Maddalon is running for the State Senate seat held by the new Charlotte mayor.

Dan Clodfelter resigned and was appointed by the council. He replaced Patrick Cannon following his arrest.

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