Meet Roger Sharpe, a farm boy from Sandy Springs, NC.
Sharpe is a former State Senator for this area, a lifetime public servant, and an unlikely author of such Southern masterpieces as "Ceremony Of Innocence."
As a young man, Sharpe was inspired by introductions to such notable persons as the Reverend Dr. Clarence Jordan, founder of the inter-racial Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia; Dr. Anna Arnold Hedgeman, a prominent African-American civil rights leader and educator; and the Reverend Will Campbell, recipient of a Presidential Medallion in the Humanities. Sharpe’s participation on the Baptist Student Union LISTEN Team in Winston-Salem with children living in slum-housing in the neighborhood of Patterson Avenue and Northwest Boulevard also would influence his life’s work profoundly.
And unlike college drop-out and firee Foxx, Roger Sharpe is a brilliant scholar.
He subsequently attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University Roger returned my call the day after he announced he was running to just chat and let me know a little about his life, and why he thought that he was a candidate young dems and Watauga County citizens should work their butts off for.
He also served as special assistant to the Director of the US Office for Civil Rights in negotiating higher education desegregation plans during the Jimmy Carter Administration.
Ill have more on Roger as the campaign heats up. But please visit his website, and learn what you can about him.
His opponent, Virginia Foxx is the worst legislator this side of hell. Among other things she has voted...
-against the Katrina Relief package (1 of 11 to do so)
-against renewing the Voting Rights Act (1 of 33 to do so)
-for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
She also held a hearing awhile back called something like "Illegal Aliens: criminals, rapists, and child-haters in our midst."
Jerry Williamson does a great deal of work to show off Foxx's evilness at WataugaWatch.
Thanks for checking out first-rate candidate Roger Sharpe, Democrat for the fifth-district of North Carolina!