Saturday, May 29, 2010

Focus On the Citizen(s)

This morning my daughter and I walked to Nikki's Food Shop for breakfast. On the way we spoke to everyone walking along the street. I was asking people for their vote in November. Sounds like a long time from now, but my early action should payoff in the long run. When we got to Nikki's we ordered and began to greet everyone in the shop. Many conversations were going on. Everything from complaints about the Beatties Ford Library's new hours to former teachers discussing plans to challenge Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System's decision to terminate their employment. Listening to the many different and equally important conversations throughout the restaurant filled my heart with even more courage and will to win the North Carolina (NC) State Senate 38 Seat to speak for the people. It's these candid moments which express real life experiences that provide great political insight to my campaign efforts and purpose.

My life-long career goal as a humble public servant is to make sure NC provides opportunity for all of its citizens. We need to examine what I believe are the core functions of our state government...provide access health care, education and insure public safety. While there are many other issues, I believe our state government must "hone in on" these specific issues to provide more leadership examples, in tough economic times, for city and county leaders across NC to follow.

To the many conversations I have overheard during this campaign. I will speak and legislate for you and the needs of your family and the greater community. I will always hear your ideas and concerns. I will always use your input and guidance to protect the issues that are dear to you.

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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.