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