Past Mayors

​​Daniel (Dan) Clodfelter

Mayor Daniel (Dan) Clodfelter
Mayor Daniel (Dan) Clodfelter was appointed Mayor of Charlotte on April 7, 2014.
Prior to his appointment as mayor, he served as a member of the North Carolina State Senate from 1999 to 2014, representing portions of Mecklenburg County. From 1987-93, he was district 1 representative on Charlotte City Council, and prior to elected office he served on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission as chairman.
Born in Thomasville, N.C., Clodfelter graduated from Thomasville Senior High School, and went on to attend Davidson College, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, and a Rhodes Scholar. He graduated from Davidson in 1972, and received a second bachelor’s degree from Oxford University in Oxford, England in 1974. Clodfelter earned his J. D. degree at Yale Law School in 1977.
He served as law clerk for Judge James B. McMillan Jr. of the U.S. Western District Court of North Carolina from 1977 to 1978 after which he entered private practice. He has also served as a Trustee of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation since 1982. 

​Clodfelter is married and has two adult children.  ​​