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October 08, 2013 at 6:14 PM
Austin, Phipps win Charlotte city council runoffs
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There were two runoff elections Tuesday for Charlotte city council candidates. Here are the unofficial results from the Mecklenburg Board of Elections.

In northwest Charlotte's District 2, Alvin Austin beat Brenda Stevenson by a wide margin, 75-to-25 percent. Austin will face Republican Darryl Broome in November.

In District 4, in northeast Charlotte, Greg Phipps also wins big, over Wil Russell, and will face independent, former Occupy Charlotte spokesman Michael Zytkow.Phipps captured 72 percent of the vote, Russell almost 28 percent. 

Phipps came up a vote or two shy of winning last month's primary outright. He needed 40-percent of the vote; he finished with 39.97 percent.


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