Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Know Who Is On Your Team in the "Game of Life"

We must save the "human" resources of our communities by voting for leaders who understand our communities' needs, aspirations and current situations. I understand what is like to constantly "look for work". I understand what it means to not have healthcare coverage. I understand the meaning and importance of fatherhood. I understand what it is like to be hungry and homeless. I understand what it means to make illegal mistakes, learn from them, better yourself and have those same mistakes label you unworthy of a second chance. Most importantly I understand the importance of spiritual peace and spiritual reconciliation with my Creator!

As your NC State Senator, I will make sure your ideas and concerns are properly addressed, from public safety to pot holes. It will take a team effort from everyone (registered voters and non-registered voters) in Mecklenburg County! As State Senator, I will be the voice of common sense and a pillar of human compassion. No one member of the community will have greater influence than the other. One for all and all for one! Fairness over favoritism! Complete and total unselfishness with no influence by one special interest group over another!

Every public servant in Mecklenburg County, including me, must be held accountable without prejudice to one political party over the other.

Finally, No more straight ticket voting for Republicans or Democrats! Vote for the person, not the party! Straight ticket voting has allowed many candidates to "fly under the voters radar". We must examine politics like we assemble a fantasy football team with individual players who possess special talents from different football teams. You must ask yourself, at the voting polls, if the current political leaders really represent you and your community. I conclude the answer is "No, they do not represent you or the community"! The current budget recommendations to layoff teachers, layoff city and county employees, close recreation centers, close libraries and close schools does not support the needs of our communities! In fact, these suggestions will erase 30 plus years of progress!

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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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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.