Vi Lyles, Mayor-elect of Charlotte. Vi is a former city staffer in finance who was promoted up to the role of assistant city manager before running for Mayor. She will be Charlotte’s first African American female mayor.
"You have to be someone who speaks and listens to the people who really matter… What I want to do is to be able to talk people who are in this community, from the people who are working every day to the people who lead.”
"I don't know if I ever aspired to do this, but when you're called you're called, and when you're gonna do something to make someone's life better then it's time to step up."
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