Cecil Brockman

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Cecil Brockman
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Candidate for
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 60
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolRagsdale High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
Personal
ProfessionBrockman Strategy Group
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Cecil Brockman is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 60 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Biography

Brockman earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His professional experience includes working on the political campaigns of Elaine Marshall, Doug Berger and Marcus Brandon and as the principal at his own consulting firm, Brockman Strategy Group.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Brockman's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "We need to find ways to put North Carolina back to work and attract businesses to the area. This state deserves quality, well-paying jobs that will build the economy of the future. This starts with raising the minimum wage for existing workers. Many politicians are trying to prevent the raise of the minimum wage, but 61 percent of North Carolinians favor it. The raise would lift many out of poverty, reduce costly turnover for businesses, and stimulate the economy."

Education

  • Excerpt: "We have to commit to education, not cut it. This starts with a substantial and serious investment in our students, teachers, and infrastructure. Too many of our state’s students are living in poverty and struggling at home. A proper education can be the key for them to improve their situation. Yet, the current General Assembly has caused lasting damage to the educational system with drastic cuts. We must not cast aside and ignore the most in need among us."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "The Affordable Care Act has been passed by Congress, signed by the President, and upheld by the Supreme Court. It is the law of the land and a triumph in making sure every American has access to healthcare. Yet, many still try to attack the law based on their own rigid political ideology. It is time to embrace this system and educate people about it, so more people can benefit from it. We must also let our Governor know that opting out of the Medicaid expansion and depriving thousands of people the adequate healthcare they deserve is irresponsible. This expansion would have little cost to our state while benefiting thousands of citizens."

Progress

  • Excerpt: "We must combat the harmful ideology that has plagued the General Assembly. Measures like Amendment One and the new Voter I.D. laws have set this state back. It’s time to embrace progress and move forward. We should not be limiting the amount of rights our citizens have, but instead ensuring that everyone is treated equally in the eyes of the law."

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Cecil Brockman defeated Earl Jones and David Small in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Brockman's endorsements include the following:[5][6]

  • Rep. Marcus Brandon
  • Bernita Sims, High Point Mayor
  • Ed Price, Guilford County Board of Education
  • Editorial Staff, Greensboro News & Record
  • State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC)

Personal

Brockman lives in High Point, North Carolina.[1]

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