|Former candidate for|
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 57|
|High school||Gumberry High School, 1976|
|Bachelor's||NC A&T State University, 1981|
|Profession||President of Kee Development Corporation|
Kee is a former member of the Greensboro City Council.
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.
Kee's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- 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
- 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.
- 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 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.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 57 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Mary Harrison Incumbent||68.6%||3,837|
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- North Carolina House of Representatives
- North Carolina State Legislature
- North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014
- North Carolina House of Representatives District 57
- Official campaign website
- Jim Kee on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, Official primary candidate list
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, Official general election candidate list
- Facebook, "Vote Jim Kee," accessed April 21, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Jim Kee Campaign Platform," accessed April 21, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results For 2014," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed June 12, 2014
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