District 1 representative
Larken Egleston, a Democrat, was elected in 2017 as the District 1 representative and is serving his second term on the Charlotte City Council.
Egleston represents Republic National Distributing Company as a brand ambassador for Western North Carolina. He has also written for local publications including the Charlotte Observer, Elevate Magazine and Creative Loafing.
Egleston serves on the North Carolina advisory committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, serves as an advisory board member for Central Piedmont Community College's Culinary Arts program, serves on the board of directors for Preservation NC, and is the City of Charlotte's representative on the Centralina Regional Board as well as the NC League of Municipalities. He previously served as a volunteer firefighter for the Long Creek Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Carolinas Chapter Board of Directors, and has served the local and state Democratic Party as President of the Mecklenburg County Young Democrats, a member of the State Executive Committee, and a local precinct chair. Egleston was also chair of City Council's Charlotte International Cabinet and vice chair of the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission. Egleston served as a delegate to the 2016 and 2020 Democratic National Conventions and has been named one of Charlotte's Top 30 Under 30 (2010) by Elevate Lifestyle and Top 40 Under 40 (2020) by the Charlotte Business Journal.
Egleston received an associate degree from Johnson & Wales University and a bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University.