The Charlotte Observer Charlotte Republican mayoral candidate Edwin Peacock goes door to door to talk to voters in a Park Road area neighborhood near Park Road Baptist Church on Friday October 30, 2015.
Republican Edwin Peacock is a bridge-builder with endless energy, a firm grasp of city issues and experience serving on the City Council. As a Republican serving with a heavily Democratic City Council, he would by nature and by necessity seek common ground with council members while also serving as a voice of fiscal moderation in an increasingly one-party government.
Charlotte’s leaders must be proactive, not reactive, on crime. That’s why I’ve proposed restoring funding to gang prevention programs like Gang of One, and I will create a citizen task force on crime reduction on Day One of my administration. I will ask for a report within 100 days to address accountability and transparency measures, gang-related crime reduction, human trafficking, and drug-related crime reduction.
Charlotte, NC – Edwin Peacock showed proficiency and poise on Charlotte’s most critical issues, providing substantive and detailed plans for the future. There was a clear distinguishing moment in the debate when Peacock challenged Roberts’ record on Mecklenburg County Commission. “Charlotte has just seen two consecutive tax increases, and I will stop a third,” said…Read More
Charlotte ranked last in economic mobility in a study of 50 U.S. cities, even behind Detroit. My plan is to place a renewed focus on making Charlotte the most family and business friendly city in the United States. Charlotte is a “border city” that faces increasing competition for companies to locate around our city for lower taxes. After two consecutive tax increases,…Read More
In light of the recent crime increase, Edwin Peacock has announced a crime reduction initiative. “The most basic function of Charlotte government is keeping our citizens safe,” said Peacock. “We’ve seen crime increase dramatically this year, and our leadership has been silent.” Today, peacock announced his plan to combat crime in Charlotte by creating a…Read More