Vilma Leake takes seat on Mecklenburg County Commission

Posted by Sarah Hildmann

Unfortunately the Mecklenburg County Commission has turned into a bitterly divided body with the addition of George Dunlap.

Tonight we're adding to the party.  Democrat and CMS School Board member Vilma Leake was elected to Mecklenburg County Commission tonight and assigned to District 2.  Leake, with about 78 percent of the vote, won against Republican Tim McLeod.

The balance of power still lies with the Democrats.  They won six of the nine races Tuesday night.