The Choice

On November 5th the people of Charlotte have a choice to make as to who will represent them on Charlotte City Council. The choice this year is clearer than it has been in many years. My Democratic opponents have advocated to provide exclusive incentives for special interests: – $87.5 Million for Carolina Panthers and their [...]

Charlotte City Council’s Record

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The economist Milton Friedman has been quoted to say, “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”  Reviewing the policies and programs advocated by the Charlotte City Council prove that though there intentions may be good – their outcomes fall far short. Charlotte’s Unemployment Rate [...]

Twelve Years Later

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September 11, 2001. It began as a normal Tuesday morning – driving to work at CIC on Harris Blvd. Then news come over the radio on WBT that a plane had crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. From that moment on, I knew my life had been changed. I spent the [...]

We Still Have A Dream

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I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of [...]

The Real Airport Scandal

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This year’s session of the North Carolina General Assembly has truly been historic. For the first time in over 100 years the Republican Party has held control over all levers of state government – control over both houses of the General Assembly, control of the Governor’s mansion, and control of the NC Supreme Court. With [...]

PunditHouse Reports on Campaign for Charlotte City Council At-Large and Endorsement Garnered

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Politically conservative news and opinion website, PunditHouse, covered my campaign to be elected an At-Large representative for Charlotte City Council, publishing the press release announcing my plans to file for this year’s election. In response, former WBT Radio Personality and past at-large candidate for Mecklenburg County Commission, Wayne Powers offered the following endorsement: “Dennis is a fine, honorable, [...]

Mecklenburg Evening Republican Women’s Club Candidate Forum

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Thank you to the Mecklenburg Evening Republican Women’s Club for hosting the first Republican Charlotte City Council candidate forum! A special thank you to Lee Ann Patton and Sarah Cherne for moderating.  The questions were thought provoking and allowed the candidates to share their philosophies and opinions. With your group’s hard work, dedication, and spirit; [...]

What Our Generation Could Learn from the Greatest Generation

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The first week of June marks the anniversary of two key events in World War II that marked the turning points in the Pacific and European theatre. The Battle of Midway and the Normandy Invasion were the key battles to enable Allied victory over the Axis powers of Japan and Germany. Now 70 years since [...]

Why Shouldn’t Charlotte Build a Streetcar?

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Proponents of Charlotte’s Streetcar (named CityLynx Gold Line) celebrated a long-fought victory at last night’s City Council meeting. Residents of East and West Charlotte have long been vocal advocates for larger public investment in what has been perceived as neglected communities.  And who can blame them? Over the last several decades, residents of these parts [...]

What the Washington Scandals Have in Common with Charlotte Politics

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The political world has been breathlessly watching as the Obama Administration has been rocked by three political scandals.  The suppression of details surrounding the death of four in Benghazi (including a US Ambassador), the targeting of certain political groups and individuals by the IRS, and the disturbing amount of investigation by government officials into the [...]