Sunday, May 16, 2010

Education in Danger in Mecklenburg County North Carolina (What are They Doing?!)

How can our current political leadership allow schools and libraries to close and fire hundreds of educators? I believe they have forgotten how vital it is to educate our communities! One could argue that our current state and local leaders are selfish. Selfish enough to protect their own incomes and resources while essentially eradicating communities' incomes and resources.

I can promise voters Cedric Scott will not sit quietly as your NC State Senator for District 38. Education and educators will always be one of my top priorities! I will work to make sure the "Education Lottery" funds go directly to saving and continuing to invest in our children's and communities' futures! I will not tolerate the "pork barrel" spending of Education Lottery Funds! It's just not fair to our children!

I will lead the charge to "Take Our Community Back"! Let's vote every incumbent out of office this November 2, 2010! Let's show political leaders of Mecklenburg County that we will no longer allow them to destroy the futures of our children! Let's take our community back!

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My Story

Scott is a life-long North Carolina resident, born and raised in Concord; he graduated from college with a Bachelor’s in Political Science in 1999 from Mars Hill College, although his zeal for public service did not begin there. “I learned at a young age that leadership and service would always be one of those things I couldn’t say no to,” remarks Scott as he reminisces about his early years in high school as Student Body President, and a leader on the football field. He mimicked these roles as he moved to college, taking seriously his place in student government, his place on the football field, and his place in the classroom. After college Scott remained in Asheville for nearly three years gaining valuable experience as a public servant.

Since 2002 when Scott returned to Charlotte, this candidacy will be his first attempt at building his identity in public service within his community. “I am proud of my community; these are good, hard-working people who--for too long--have been denied their voice; this is their right and--above all else--this will be my job,” says Scott on his hopeful election to NC State Senate for District 38.

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Charlotte, Piedmont/North Carolina
Cedric Scott plans to represent Mecklenburg County in the NC State Senate District 38 in the November 2, 2010 election. He seeks to represent citizens who are currently disenfranchised and in need of the basic necessities for survival, from careers to healthcare. Scott’s background includes economic development and leadership experience from his work as Assistant Treasurer of Advantage West-North Carolina. He also assisted NC Supreme Court Justice Henry Frye and NC State Auditor Ralph Campbell in the 2000 Election with community outreach and campaign events in Western North Carolina. More recently, Scott’s experience in the mortgage finance industry has given him a unique perspective into the crisis that’s facing many of the citizens of Mecklenburg County. He notes, “My familiarity with mortgages and this housing crisis is just one aspect of who I am---it is just a single part of what I have to offer my community.” Scott is a life-long North Carolina resident, born and raised in Concord; he graduated from college with a Bachelor’s in Political Science in 1999 from Mars Hill College.