It’s been an eventful month for Democrat Bruce Clark.
He got married, then started a new job. All while running for the Charlotte City Council.
“It definitely adds an interesting layer,” he says. “I have been through a lot of change-moments in my life before. I’m comfortable with it all.”
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Clark, who grew up in the Chicago suburbs, came to Charlotte in 2005. Since then he’s jumped into Democratic politics, working on the 2008 Obama campaign and running Anthony Foxx’s successful mayoral campaign a year later.
He also found time to work on Showtime’s “Homeland” as a property assistant, sharing the set with actress Claire Danes and the rest of the cast.
Clark says he’s running to make make Charlotte “the most connected city in America.” He wants to work on economic mobility and foster diversity by among other things passing a non-discrimination ordinance that narrowly lost this year.
He also wants to represent other people who’ve adopted Charlotte as their hometown.
“I didn’t feel I could live with myself the rest of my life if I didn’t stand up and try to represent people who believe the same things I do,” he says.
Hometown: Libertyville Ill,
Family: Wife, Abby.
Occupation: Digital inclusion project manager at Queens University of Charlotte.
Politics: Ran Anthony Foxx’s 2009 mayoral campaign; Campaign manager, U.S. Senate candidate Ken Lewis, 2010; Deputy regional field director, Barack Obama, 2008.
Education: Illinois College, B.A. in politcal science, 2002.