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Mecklenburg County has 3 new At-Large Commissioners

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - It appears it was a clean sweep for the Democrats running for the three at-large seats on the Mecklenburg county commission race.  Seven candidates were vying for those seats.

Early results show Pat Cotham, Kim Ratliff and Trevor Fuller as the winners. All three are newcomers to the commission and could make things interesting on the board as a shift in power happens.

On election night, some of the winners mentioned what they would like to tackle when they take office.

"I definitely want to bring more jobs to the area," At-Large Commissioner Elected Kim Ratliff said. "Want to increase funding for CMS and for Central Piedmont,

and build a coalition between small businesses and big businesses trying to get the underemployed and the unemployed hired."

"We got to start talking about mental health," At-Large Commissioner Elect Pat Cotham said. "It affects so many people and I see it everyday in my job, and we need to start talking about that. It's too much of a stigma."

The new members will take office in December.

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