Nat Robertson

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Nat Robertson
Mayor of Fayetteville, North Carolina
Assumed office
December 2, 2013[1]
Preceded by Tony Chavonne
Personal details
Born Gainesville, Florida
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kim Robertson
Alma mater Elon University
Profession Politician
Website http://natrobertson.com/
Group shot of the speakers at the Fayetteville Outer Loop ribbon-cutting event. From left-to-right: Nick Tennyson, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation; Richard Hudson, U.S. Congressman; Col. Brett Funck, Fort Bragg's garrison commander; Pat McCrory, North Carolina Governor; Nat Robertson, Fayetteville Mayor; and last person unknown.

Nat Robertson (born 1963) is an American businessman and politician, who has served as the Mayor of Fayetteville, North Carolina, since December 2, 2013.[1] Robertson had previously served in the Fayetteville City Council for eight years (four terms).[2][3] Mayors of Fayetteville are elected to two-year terms.[1]

Robertson, a member of the Republican Party, and the first Republican Mayor elected since 1951, served as a member of the Fayetteville City Council for three-consecutive terms from 1989 until 1995.[3] He also served on the city council for a fourth term from 1999 to 2001.[3] Robertson first ran for mayor in 2011, but was defeated by incumbent Mayor Tony Chavonne, who won re-election to a fourth term.[2]

In April 2013, incumbent Fayetteville Mayor Tony Chavonne announced that he would not seek re-election after four consecutive terms in office.[1] Robertson soon announced his candidacy to succeed Chavonne.[3] He narrowly defeated his opponent, City Councilwoman and real estate agent Val Applewhite, in the mayoral election on November 5, 2013.[2] Robertson received 51% of the vote, while Applewhite placed a close second with 49%.[2] Voter turnout was more than 20%, which was considered high for an off-year Fayetteville municipal election.[2]

Robertson was sworn into office on December 2, 2013, for a two-year term as mayor.[1]

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory appointed Robertson to the Governor's Crime Commission during the Spring of 2014.[4] He began work on the Commission during its June 2014 quarterly meeting.[4]

On April 17, 2017 Robertson announced his bid for a 3rd term as Mayor of Fayetteville, North Carolina. [5]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Nat Roberston sworn-in as Fayetteville mayor". Time Warner Cable News North Carolina. 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Businessman wins tight Fayetteville mayoral race". WRAL-TV. 2013-11-05. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  3. ^ a b c d Seaton, Jake (2013-05-23). "4 announce intent to run for Fayetteville mayor". WNCN. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  4. ^ a b "People's Biz: Fayetteville Mayor Nat Robertson starts work on Gov. Crime Commission". Fayetteville Observer. 2014-06-10. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  5. ^ Barksdale, Andrew. "Fayetteville Mayor Nat Robertson to seek re-election". The Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
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