LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. -- Lincolnton voters made history this week by electing the first minority in the city and county's more than 200 year history.
- Mary Frances White won a seat on the Lincolnton City Council
- She is the first minority ever elected in the city and county
- She will be sworn into office in December
Mary Frances White won a seat on the Lincolnton City Council, becoming the first minority ever elected.
This was White's third run at city council. She has a strong history with the community including being the first Black woman business owner.
“It took all these years, and to me that shouldn't have been, but I kept trying. I wasn't a quitter and I didn't give up. I said somebody has got to make this happen,” the councilwoman-elect said.
Frances will be sworn into office December 6.