Thursday, June 10, 2010

Honorable Work by Fellow Citizens in the Public Housing Sector

Affordable housing, health care, education and addressing unemployment issues were all part of this week's discussions with the citizens of North Carolina (NC) Senate District 38.

I had the opportunity to take a tour of Affordable Housing Facilities around Mecklenburg County. There were community leaders from all across Mecklenburg County and the State of NC. Habitat for Humanity, League of Women Voters Members, Housing Coalition of NC Staff, Church Leaders, Educators, Realtors, Builders and even average citizens who were just concerned and supportive of affordable housing efforts in our state attended the tour. These homes were very inviting. A long way away from my memories of affordable housing that were complete with concrete floors cinder block walls and tons of roaches. After meeting all of the players associated with affordable housing, completing the tour which lasted almost four hours, I am a fan of their efforts and will support affordable housing legislation in the NC State Senate.

To all those who think affordable housing discriminates, decreases your property value and/or increases crime rate, think about something for a moment. There is no place for such selfishness as public and private partnerships lend a helping hand to your fellow North Carolinian who aspire to live the "American Dream". Let's take some time out of our busy schedules and go visit the faces and places of Mecklenburg County Affordable Housing. You will be suprised, as was I, to see what appeared to be quality construction and the many ammenities at each location.

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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.