Thank you for joining me on this journey. Running for City Council At-Large is very different for me. I have spent most of my life in public service, but behind the scenes, creating budgets and programs to help the city prosper while also improving the lives of our most vulnerable citizens. After more than a year of watching dissension cripple our City Council, I have decided to run for an at-large City Council seat to help find solutions to today’s problems. We need leaders who can move beyond saying "no" to identifying points that we can agree upon. I am a consensus builder. I know how to get to "yes," and that’s what Charlotte needs now. Our city faces challenges, but every part of Charlotte has value. I am committed to creating a community in which all citizens, individually and collectively, work toward making Charlotte the best city in which to live and work, today and tomorrow. I hope you will join me in finding ways to continue the momentum that has made Charlotte an economic and cultural beacon.
In this week's Charlotte Observer, Cyndee Patterson, president of the Lee Institute, summed up why two former city managers, eight former council members, two former mayors, (including a Republican) and seven organizations have endorsed Vi.