Another Democrat announces candidacy for Charlotte mayor

CHARLOTTE -- Another Democrat is jumping into the race for Charlotte Mayor.

Small business owner, Constance Partee Johnson is now the fourth Democrat vying for the seat. Johnson said her platform includes supporting minority businesses and working with the police department to improve community relations.

She has had unsuccessful runs for Salisbury City Council, Rowan County School Board and North Carolina State House.

But despite her record, she believes Charlotte needs a new leader.

“I believe I’m a much better galvanizer, and a far better source of communication to bring people to better relations and to build a safer Charlotte,” said Johnson.

Constance Partee Johnson joins Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles and State Sen. Joel Ford as they try to unseat Mayor Jennifer Roberts.

So far, City Councilman Kenny Smith is the only Republican in the race.