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Former Charlotte City Council member and Mayor Pro Tem Lynn Wheeler passed away on Saturday, as announced by former North Carolina State Sen. Joel Ford.

Wheeler, a former WBTV reporter and political analyst, served on the Charlotte City Council for 14 years. During her tenure, she represented District 6 for four years and held an at-large position for 10 years, as indicated on her website.

WBTV states, Ford remembered Wheeler as a significant figure in local politics, emphasizing her bipartisan influence on both Republicans and Democrats in Charlotte. He expressed his personal loss, recalling Wheeler as a cherished “friend” and “trusted confidant.”

Prior to her initial election in 1989, Wheeler served on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission for four years, assuming leadership roles such as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Zoning Committee. Additionally, she chaired the Charlotte City Council’s Budget Committee and its Economic Development and Planning Committee for 12 years.

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