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Meet James

James Mercer, Lt. Col. US Army Reserve (Ret) is the President and CEO of The Mercer Foundation, Inc. (TMF), a non-profit and social enterprise providing a children’s feeding program, an emergency rental and utility assistance program for low-income individuals/families and a transitional housing program for homeless veterans in Nash and Edgecombe County, NC.

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A BRIGHTER FUTURE

FOR DISTRICT 11

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Economic Development

  • Advocate for policies that attract and support local businesses.

  • Work towards reducing unemployment rates and improving job opportunities.

  • Support initiatives that stimulate economic growth within the community.

Education

  • Advocate for increased funding for local schools and educational programs.

  • Support policies that enhance the quality of education and address issues like class sizes and teacher salaries.

  • Promote partnerships between local businesses and schools to provide students with practical skills.

Infrastructure

  • Address and prioritize local infrastructure needs such as roads, bridges, public transportation, and utilities.

  • Develop plans for sustainable and resilient infrastructure to address environmental concerns.

Public Safety

  • Support law enforcement while advocating for community policing and accountability.

  • Address crime prevention through community programs and initiatives.

  • Work towards building strong relationships between the police force and the community.

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ABOUT JAMES MERCER

A Career Serving North Carolina

James Mercer, Lt. Col. US Army Reserve (Ret) is the President and CEO of The Mercer Foundation, Inc. (TMF), a non-profit and social enterprise providing a children’s feeding program, an emergency rental and utility assistance program for low-income individuals/families and a transitional housing program for homeless veterans in Nash and Edgecombe County, NC. After a successful 30-year career, Mercer retired from Edgecombe County and the US Army Reserves, and prior to starting The Mercer Foundation, Lt. Col. Mercer (Ret) started and managed several successful small businesses. He is still the President and CEO of Safety Training and Consulting, LLC and President and CEO of Mercer Officials Apparel, LLC. Lt. Col. James Mercer, USA (Ret) is passionate about helping people pay their rent and utilities and helping homeless veterans and feeding disadvantaged children and their families in Nash and Edgecombe counties. Lt. Col. (Ret) Mercer is currently serving as the Director of Military Studies/ adjunct Professor of Military History at North Carolina Wesleyan University in Rocky Mount, NC.

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