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A 'different kind of candidate' emerges from Charlotte's district 3 primary

On Flashpoint, Tiawana Brown says she would be Charlotte City Council's "first formerly incarcerated person."

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Incumbents performed well in Tuesday's municipal primary, but a new face emerged from the district 3 race: Tiawana Brown, who says she would be Charlotte City Council's "first formerly incarcerated person."

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"A different kind of candidate," she added, referring to her candidacy.   

Brown runs Beauty after Bars, a nonprofit that works with formerly incarcerated women. She thinks her authenticity is connected with voters.

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"Knocking on doors, speaking with the constituents, connecting with them, and letting them know that I'm going to be accountable, available and accessible," Brown said.

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Brown said trust and transparency would be her priorities in office.  She faces republican James Bowers in the November election.

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