Given Jennifer Robert’s less than stellar record as mayor of Charlotte, it’s hardly surprising that she might face opposition when she’s up for reelection next year. The Charlotte Observer reports that Democratic state Sen. Joel Ford is considering challenging Roberts. Sample quote:

“We need a mayor who will focus on the real issues facing our city,” Ford said in a statement. “That starts with creating new jobs and economic opportunities for the city; protecting our neighborhoods, supporting our schools and investing in our community.”

“Charlotte needs a bold, decisive and visionary mayor; one who can unify the city, the council, the business community and all of our neighborhoods and communities.”