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Mecklenburg County Commissioner (District 4)

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    Mark Jerrell
    (Dem)

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What are your top 2 or 3 priorities for action on the Commission? (40 words maximum)

What policies should the county pursue to improve the affordability of housing? (30 words maximum)

What policies should be pursued to promote job development and equal employment opportunities? (30 words maximum)

What is your stance on the county’s current or future collaboration with federal immigration enforcement? (30 words maximum)

How will you ensure community transparency and accountability for the Sheriff's Department? (30 words maximum)

Experience (35 words max) I am a community leader and advocate for social justice committed to breaking down barriers for our most vulnerable citizens. I am dedicated to public service and add value to the community through advocacy and education.
3 favorite endorsements for this election Equality NC, Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educators
My top priorities include addressing poverty, education and affordable housing. I will focus on areas outlined by the Opportunity Task Force, which which will allow us to address issues that have a disparate impact on the poor and communities of color.
We should pursue policies that focus on equity in education, breaking up pockets of poverty, investment in infrastructure and efforts to increase connectivity to all parts of our community for our most vulnerable.
We must be committed to ensuring our children are college and career ready, which will break current cycles of poverty, expand economic opportunity and encourage investment in previously ignored areas.
I do not support the county's participation in the 287(g) immigrant program. I believe this program is legalized profiling and it has an adverse economic and social impact on our community.
We must have thorough reviews of current policies and procedures to determine their effectiveness and provide an outlet for citizens to provide substantive feedback to elected officials and key stakeholders.