Byers-Bailey, a lawyer, CMS grandparent and daughter of the educator whose name graces Walter G. Byers School, is the first candidate to file for the westside District 2 seat. Incumbent Richard McElrath hasn't said whether he'll seek a second term.
As expected, the incumbents have filed for re-election in the other four districts: Rhonda Lennon in District 1, Joyce Waddell in District 3, Tom Tate in District 4 and Eric Davis in District 5. Keep up with filings at the Mecklenburg Board of Elections web site. See a map of voting districts here.