Friday, October 29, 2010

Partisan Criticism and Reviving Our NC Vision

Friday I had the honor and the privilege of having the opportunity to talk to Observer Contributor Phillip Hoffman about some of my concerns facing this coming election.

As you can see in the some of the spliced footage, although they had us roped and corralled, I was willing to still find a way to stand out and push the boundaries!! Although my dream to serve as the District 38 Senator is a very serious matter I had a lot of fun with the crowds of people who showed up for some BBQ.
As the other politicians pressed quietly to be closest to the front of the 'handshaking line' you could find me at the very end of the corral where I could not only shake the hands of those that passed by but where I was also able to use the gift of my voice to entertain and exercise the minds of those that sat in idle as they waited for their boxes of BBQ to be delivered curbside. I was the only one willing to take such a chance...maybe to embarrass myself, maybe to speak my mind, maybe to say what they are scared to say....What I will say is that this is what you should expect out of those that are there to serve you. They should be unrelenting, fearless and persistent---fair, representative, and outspoken--- and they should know how to balance these things so they can make things happen. Any less should be insulting!!!
Please take a moment to watch this brief interview with The Charlotte Observer to learn a bit more about where I stand.
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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.