Democrat Patrick Cannon announced as Charlotte's next mayor Tuesday night

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Democrat Patrick Cannon was announced as Charlotte’s next mayor Tuesday night.

Cannon will be sworn in at the beginning of December.

He beat Republican Edwin Peacock with 53 percent of the votes in the election.

Cannon told Channel 9 becoming Charlotte’s mayor has been one of his life goals.

“It’s unreal because I have worked so long and so hard and try to do the best I can for the citizens of this community. And to now be given the awesome task of being able to do that, I’m so thankful and so humbled,” he said.

While Peacock had overwhelming support from south Charlotte, Cannon saw solid support in east, west and north Charlotte.

When Eyewitness News spoke with Cannon, he told us he is excited about the opportunity and is looking forward to moving Charlotte in a positive direction.

Check out raw video from Cannon’s victory speech here and pictures from his speech here.

In addition, Eyewitness News also has behind-the-scenes pictures from election night here.

Click here for more coverage from election night and Cannon's win.