Patrick D. Cannon, a native Charlottean, was first elected to a Charlotte City Council district seat (District 3), in 1993 at the age of twenty-six, becoming the youngest person elected to a City office. He was then elected citywide in 2001 as an At-large member of the City Council where he serves as Mayor Pro Tem. Cannon has been appointed Mayor Pro Tem each of the four terms he has served in an At-large capacity. He is now serving his eighth term in office, making him the longest serving member of the board.
He chairs the Community Safety committee, vice-chairs the Economic Development committee and is a member of the Governmental Affairs committee.
Cannon is associated with the following organizations:
- National League of Cities
- National League of Cities Crime Control and Public Safety Policy Committee
- National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
- North Carolina Leagues of Municipalities
- North Carolina Black Elected Municipal Officials
- NASCAR Hall of Fame Advisory Board
Cannon received his bachelor's degree in communications with a concentration in business marketing from North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro. He also holds a certification from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Institute of Government.
Cannon is a small business owner, operating and managing a parking management firm he founded in 1998, He is also a managing partner for a business development and reduced energy lighting distribution firm and a regional community affairs radio talk show host on “105.3” FM. He and his wife, Trenna, have a daughter and a son.
Contact Patrick D. Cannon
Charlotte City Council Office
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
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