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Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt will not seek another term

She made the announcement on Twitter late Sunday night.
Credit: City of Charlotte website
Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A well-known leader in Charlotte is stepping away from her post next year.

Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt announced on Twitter late Sunday night she will not seek re-election. 

In the Twitter thread, Eiselt says she is very proud of the work Charlotte City Council has done during her three terms to "move Charlotte forward as a city that strives to improve the quality of life for all residents, and values all people equally regardless of race, religion, economic standing or gender identity. 

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Eiselt said she never envisioned a role in public office. But in 2007, a man tried to abduct her at gunpoint. She founded Neighbors for a Safer Charlotte, advocating for court resources and policies to make all Charlotte residents safer.

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The Charlotte City Council and mayoral elections are scheduled for 2022.

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