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Brenda Stevenson: Why I’m the best candidate for District 2

With primary runoff Tuesday, District 2 City Council candidates make their cases

By Brenda Stevenson
Special to the Observer

The needs of people of City Council District Two are some of the greatest and most urgent of my concerns in the City of Charlotte. On my first day in office I will use my 40 years of community service to immediately focus on the infrastructure and human needs of the residents of District Two.

Neighborhoods in District Two are very diverse and are struggling with high rates of unemployment and lack of education, along with single-parent households and low homeownership. We need infrastructure such as sidewalks, road improvements, human needs and safety such as police precincts throughout the communities. We also need centers for our youth along with job retraining and governmental incentives for developers.

I received the Briarwood Recognition as well as the Rosa Parks Award from the Democratic Party as top Democrat in Mecklenburg County of 2012. I strive to take it to another level of success and bring more assets to District Two.

The communities, including the youth, have been a major concern of mine for years, even after closing the doors of Stevenson Mini School, where I was owner and director. I have and will continue to serve seniors by providing them with extra services to make sure they have sufficient supplies.

It’s time to show concern for the growth of our community and not bring in so much economic development where we take away from what people have cherished for years and push their concerns and ideas on the back burner.

Your voice will be heard. I am for “Meeting The Needs of The People!”

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