According to the Charlotte Observer, Vi Lyles has made the history by winning the seat of Charlotte N.C mayor. She defeated her Republican counterpart Kenny Smith and won 58% of the votes. Above all, she has become the first female African mayor in Democrat.
“With this opportunity you’ve given me, you’ve proved that we are a city of chance and comprehensiveness,” Lyles said in a discourse, as indicated by the Observer. She also added to her speech “you’ve proven that an African-American woman whose father didn’t graduate can also become a mayor.”
As per the Observer, she had formerly worked as the city’s assistant city manager.
During her speech, Lyles talked about advancing financial and social equity in Charlotte, including enhancing the connection between Charlotte’s police division and citizens and expanding the lowest pay permitted by law to $15 an hour.
In Tuesday’s election, Democratic has witnessed a host of other victories too. Besides Lye’s win, Democrat has become successful winning Virginia’s statewide races, the New Jersey governor’s race, and the Manchester, N.H. mayoral race.