Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Life Reflections: Past, Present and Future

I love Beatties Ford Road and all of the communities of North Carolina (NC) State Senate District 38! I have planted trees, mowed lawns, unclogged toilets and drains, cleaned gutters, hauled junk and many other various and sundry tasks all over the district. Why? Not for money, not for praise, but for my appreciation of life and the hard times it can bring sometimes.

In fact, taking care of nieghbors and other community members is what Geraldine F. Scott (Ma) taught me to tell you the truth. Ma is my grandma. She would feed members of our community every day of the week. Especially on Saturday and Sunday when my aunts, uncles and cousins visited. She would cook three meals a day taking a break from her "slitting" work at Willis Hoisery in Concord, NC.

I had a really good childhood even though Larry Wayne Morrison (father) was never a part of my life. Even now he has remain invisible in my life and the life of my four children. Eleven aunts, seven uncles, two grandmas (Ma and Nina Kirkpatrick (Grandma Nina), one great-grandma (granny), one mother, Carol Scott Peek (Carol), one dad-David C. Kirkpatrick (Mac) are just the immediate short list of family to whom I owe my career acheivements. They all built my leadership and character skills. Sometimes with a spankin' and sometimes with a speak. I think they called that child abuse in today's terms. Not me though, I call it love! Love for life, fairness, honestly and American pride.

I hope I am blessed to formally serve this community as Senator. This community reminds me of my childhood in so many ways, and as I remember the neighbors and family members who always made sure Ma's house and my Mama's house were 'kept'---who taught me everyone deserves the respect for which they earn, and that life is about working as hard as the Lord will let you work....

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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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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.