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Jennifer Roberts announces run for Charlotte mayor

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A well known Charlotte-area Democrat has announced her intentions to run for the mayor of Charlotte.

Jennifer Roberts held a press conference on Wednesday morning out at Little Sugar Creek Greenway.

"This morning I am pleased to announce my candidacy in 2015 for the mayor of Charlotte," Roberts told a group of reporters.

Roberts, a former member of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, says the next 18-months will help shape her run for mayor.

"There will be 18-months where I will be able to give you more information on my exact points that I look forward to working on," Roberts said on Wednesday morning. "I'm going to start with taking a lead of all our community leaders and hearing from them."

Roberts was a Commissioner from December 2004 until December 2011. She served as the board chairwoman from 2006 until 2011.

"This community needs someone who will work tirelessly to bring people together to build the team that we need to make our city more transparent and accountable," she said on Wednesday.

"You know its been a tumultuous year in Charlotte and now more than ever we must put aside our personal agendas to work together for the good of the whole city."

When asked why announce so early, Roberts responded that it's not too early.

"I believe its never too early to start a conversation about the best way to move our city forward together."

During a one-on-one sit down interview with WBTV's Jamie Boll on Tuesday, current Charlotte mayor Dan Clodfelter says he's actually thinking about running for a full-term.

He says city council never made it a pre-condition for him to take the job after he took over when former mayor Patrick Cannon resigned after an FBI investigation.

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