CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 17, 2017) – Charlotte City Council voted tonight to appoint Dimple Ajmera to represent District 5.
During a regularly scheduled zoning meeting, council voted unanimously in favor of Ajmera, a Democrat. Ajmera will represent District 5, located in the eastern part of Charlotte, including areas near portions of North Sharon Amity, Albemarle Road, Rama Road and Idlewild Road.
Ajmera replaces Democrat John Autry, who was elected to the N.C. House of Representatives. Ajmera was one of six eligible applicants who applied to represent District 5.
State statutes provide that Council vacancies be filled by City Council appointment. In cities, including Charlotte, whose elections are conducted on a partisan basis, the person appointed shall be a member of the same political party as the person being replaced. Other qualifications as provided by statute are that the appointed successor be a registered voter, be 20 years of age or older and be a resident of and registered to vote in District 5.
Ajmera has served on the Board of Commissioners of the Charlotte Housing Authority and currently works as a senior project manager at TIAA, a not-for-profit financial services organization. The formal swearing-in ceremony will occur at the Monday, Jan. 23, Council Business Meeting.
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