Category: Campaign

Jeff Doctor for Congress Partners With Rock the Vote…


In 2008, Rock the Vote and 23,000 online partners ran the largest non-partisan voter registration drive in
history, generating over 2 million registration applications through an innovative, easy-to-use online voter
registration tool.

The Jeff Doctor for Congress campaign has added the Rock the Vote registration tool to the website and is encouraging citizens to register.  You can find the Rock the Vote registration tool by logging onto

Mourning the Loss of Susan Burgess

Jeff Doctor is joining thousands in the Charlotte community this week to mourn the passing of City Council Member Susan Burgess.  “Susan was a great leader and a brilliant woman,” said Jeff.  “She worked with courage and passion to serve the people of Charlotte, and her work has made a great impact on all our lives.”   Susan Burgess passed away on Wednesday morning, after a battle with cancer.  Jeff and the campaign team offer their deepest sympathies to Burgess’ family and friends. The loss hits home especially with this campaign, as Dan McCorkle, campaign manager for Jeff Doctor for Congress, also served as Susan Burgess’ campaign manager from 1995 – 2005.  Susan, you will be dearly missed.

Jeff Doctor Campaign Videos

Jeff Doctor is a long time resident of North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District which includes portions of Mecklenburg, Union, and Gaston Counties. He has proven himself as a family man, community leader and a successful entrepreneur and businessman. Jeff’s role as an activist in domestic violence programs and as an investor and owner of small businesses has given him the deep roots within the Charlotte community to really understand the challenges that citizens of the 9th District face on a daily basis.

I am running as a Democrat for the United States Congress because I believe in fighting the broken system of government in Washington, DC and bringing change home to North Carolina’s 9th District.  Like you, I feel that this is the time to take action, and I am committing myself to this race to improve the lives of North Carolinians.  I uphold the principles and standards of the Democratic Party and I will be watching closely the implementation of the recent health care reforms to make sure they benefit the families and the senior citizens of the 9th District.  As a pro-business entrepreneur, I support 2nd Amendment rights, and education for youth to meet the emerging global economy and improving the lives of all North Carolinians.

Jeff Doctor for Congress Reception June 1st

You are cordially invited to a reception featuring

Jeff Doctor

Candidate for US Congress
North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District

Tuesday, June 1st , 2010
5:30 — 7:30 pm

Stu Goldstein
Judy Harrison Barry
Heath Gilbert
Hon. Patrick Cannon
Dottie Coplon
Steve Hockfield,
Mike Daisley
Bill & Marcea Carter
Pat Patton

Dandelion Market
118 West 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone (704) 271-9694 Ext. 7

Suggested Levels of Giving
$1000, $500, $250, $100


PMB-65, 9716-B Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277-9716

Phone: (704) 271-9694

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Jeff Doctor’s Native American Issues

Jeff Doctor’s Native American Issues

– Native Representation
I will work to establish a place at the table for Native Americans.  I will work with Indian Country to expand the rolls they play in the state and national party organizations, and I fully support Native participation in the electoral process, not just as voters but as candidates.  Native American values are those of the Democratic Party: taking care of those who need a helping hand and giving a voice to those who have not had representation.

-Tribal Sovereignty
I fully support complete Tribal Sovereignty and will further this issue on behalf of the Native American people on a federal level.  By doing so we can keep our inherent character as Indian people.  In the process, we will preserve a legacy for our future generations.

– Economic Development
I will support Indian nations to gain self-sufficiency and self-governance through sound economic development and business practices, and to help tribes maximize their potential to their fullest extent.  High unemployment in Indian Country must be dealt with.  To find solutions that help Indians attain sustainable economies, I support the development of existing resources like gaming, renewable energy and increasing tribal business knowledge to increase job opportunities and further economic development.

– Gaming
Native gaming business is an important part of the future of Tribal Sovereignty and the sustainability of our economy.  Many tribal governments have seen substantial improvements in their ability to provide public services to their members, such as building schools, improving infrastructure, and rebuilding the loss of native traditions.  I will bring my voice to the national level to achieve long-term goals of promoting Indian gaming.

A Personal Statement from Jeff Doctor…

It takes a lot of work and effort to get to Washington, D.C. The minority constituency in my District is very small.  I need additional help from around the country to be successful in District 9.  You and our tribal leaders have contributed endless funds to incumbent Members of Congress and the U.S. Senate.  We have elected great friends in Washington, D.C., but currently none of them are Indian.  I am Indian.  And I want the seat at the table to represent the people of North Carolina, but also to represent you.  My wife Allyson and I have made the financial and personal commitment to fight long and hard to win this seat.  We need your personal and tribal support to win this historic campaign for you, for your tribe, and for all the Indian leaders that will follow.  I am Jeff Doctor.  Thank you for your support.

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Jeff Doctor Letter to the Native American Community


On behalf of all my fellow Native American communities, I, Jeff Doctor, am running for the U.S Congressional seat in the 9th District of North Carolina. I represent the Tonawanda Band of the Seneca Tribe. As a child growing up in Eden, New York – just outside of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, I’ve adopted values and principles from my family members and friends who lived on the Reservation and surrounding areas.

I am the only Native American running in the United States this election cycle, and I have already started picking up some key national endorsements such as the National Indian Gaming Association.

As your future Congressman, I will also focus in on advocating for the rights of Native Americans in my district and everywhere else in this country. We have seen far too few of our fellow Native Americans serve in Congress. I believe it is long past time to change that equation. You will have no greater advocate in the United States Congress if I am elected.

I need your help to make this happen. I can, and I will, win this race but I can’t succeed successfully without your support and financial contributions. A Native American tribe can contribute $2400 per election cycle (primary and general election periods) for $4800 total. Individuals can also contribute $2400 per election cycle, for $4800 total. I would ask you to please consider contributing $2400 from your tribe, or a personal contribution to the Doctor for Congress Campaign today.

Best regards,

Jeff Doctor

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Jeff Doctor Campaign Kickoff Dinner

On Thursday March 25, 2010, The Jeff Doctor for Congress Committee along with Guest Host Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers threw the official Campaign Kickoff Dinner at the stunning Aloft Hotel in Uptown Charlotte.  The night was a complete success, attended by enthusiastic 9th district voters and supporters of Jeff Doctor’s campaign.


Steve Smith took the podium first to speak about how he and Jeff first met and how their friendship has remained strong over the years.  He then introduced Jeff Doctor, who took the stand to give an emotional, heartfelt account of how his father’s hard work and perseverance made Jeff the man he is today.  He spoke about the kind of change that is desperately needed in the 9th district and how he can draw on his strengths to bring about that change.  The official announcement of his candidacy for North Carolina’s 9th district was met with cheers and applause.


Guests enjoyed BBQ and had the opportunity to voice their ideas and concerns to Jeff Doctor face-to-face.  Thank you to Steve Smith for graciously donating autographed footballs for the event!

Myrick Mute on 9th District Unemployment

As out of work Americans voice their anger over sky rocketing unemployment numbers, members on Capitol Hill frantically search for solutions to promote industry and create jobs. Sue Myrick’s solution for North Carolina’s 9th District… silence.

 Charlotte, NC — Sue Myrick, Republican seat holder of North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, has taken a hands off approach to the unemployment crisis. Under her tenure, job loss is seeing record highs in the district, which is at the heart of America’s textile and manufacturing industry. For District 9 that means that almost 60% of the US textile industry has disappeared since 2000, costing Mecklenburg county residents thousands of jobs. In 2008, when Charlotte based Wachovia was overtaken by San Francisco based Wells Fargo, Myrick was asleep at the wheel while thousands lost jobs. Gaston County’s unemployment rate soared from 5.5% in 2007 to a staggering 13.9% by Christmas 2009, and Mecklenburg County saw its rate skyrocket from 4.5% to 11.2% in the same period. This unprecedented job loss has taken a devastating toll on the families in North Carolina. According to a report in the Charlotte Business Journal, there were 1,150 foreclosures filed in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord area in November 2009, up 58.4% from 2008. Where Americans look to their leaders to ease unemployment, Sue Myrick hasn’t even protected jobs. She’s lost them.
Jeff Doctor, Myrick’s sole opponent for the 9th District seat says, “She has become out of touch with the people of Mecklenburg, Union, and Gaston counties after 8 terms and 16 years as a Washington DC insider.” Doctor illustrates her ineffectiveness as a leader citing that “none of the 10 bills she sponsored have made it into law, and of the 257 bills she co-sponsored, only 3 became law.”

What’s more confusing is Myrick’s strategy to stimulate job growth: no strategy. Her website claims that job creation is among her “priorities”. What follows the rhetoric is a list of links to local chamber of commerce websites. Sue’s voting record seems to paint a different picture. Since at least 2000 she has voted consistently on measures that led to the inevitable outsourcing of thousands of her own constituents’ jobs, such as voting to allow the US to extend permanent trade relations with China and voting to remove duties on South American imports, making it cheaper to import textiles and manufactured goods and that has cost us North Carolinian jobs.