Jim Kee

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Jim Kee
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Former candidate for
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 57
PartyDemocratic
Education
High schoolGumberry High School, 1976
Bachelor'sNC A&T State University, 1981
Personal
ProfessionPresident of Kee Development Corporation
Websites
Campaign website
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Jim Kee was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 57 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Kee is a former member of the Greensboro City Council.[1]

Biography

Kee earned his B.S. in Economics/Business from NC A&T State University in 1981. His professional experience includes working as President of Kee Development Corporation since 2003.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Kee's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Economic Development

Excerpt: "Communities thrive when the businesses in them thrive. The Kee Campaign believes that insuring economic development in District 2 means expanding the reach of Greensboro’s Economic Development Office, sponsoring an Economic Summit to aid in the creation of a comprehensive economic development plan, and attracting and keeping businesses in the district." It also includes:
  • Job creation and training
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Entrepreneurial training and loan assistance

Public Safety

Excerpt: "The desire for safety and security is a basic human need. We all want to feel safe in our communities. The Kee Campaign believes that District 2 should be in partnership with the city, the county law enforcement, and various community organizations to maintain a positive quality of life. The city has a responsibility to provide appropriate and efficient services like fire and police as well as prompt code enforcement." But the broad range of partnerships available must include:
  • Increased police presence with the addition of a working substation to curtail and decrease criminal activity.
  • Entrepreneurial, educational, and technology-focused programming to support youth in making good decisions.
  • Neighborhood upkeep in the form of more streetlights, sidewalks, street repair, beautification and the monitoring/removal of abandoned buildings.

Environmental Responsibility

Excerpt: "It goes without saying that we can all be better stewards of Mother Earth. Councilman Kee believes we must take responsibility for improving our own neighborhoods through environmental education, litter prevention, and neighborhood beautification." At the same time, the city as well as the county must do its part in terms of code enforcement and must also be held accountable for:
  • Utilization of space in the district and careful site planning.
  • Construction techniques that minimize noise, vibrations, and fumes.
  • Energy efficient building design.
  • Investigating new technologies that convert waste to renewable energy sources and provide jobs.

Strong City. Strong Communities

Excerpt: "No one knows a community better than the people who live there. Investing in our communities and enabling the communities a voice, achieves better results for our children and families. How do we do this? We do it by focusing our efforts on neighborhood strategies like community development, workforce development, asset building, organizational ability, resident engagement and resource advancement to help communities build their internal capacity to better leverage and access funding through developing data and collaborative partnerships."

Dynamic School System Leads to Healthy City

Excerpt: "Good schools are at the heart of a healthy city. We need to develop new tools and resources to help shape tomorrow’s community leaders. We have to pull together as a community and better support parents and teachers in preparing our young people for a successful future."

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. Incumbent Mary Harrison defeated Jim Kee in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

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