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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Myrick Caught “Asleep At The Wheel” On Driving Jobs To District 9
(Charlotte, NC) Native American small business owner Jeff Doctor will announce on Monday February 22, 2010 that he is running for Congress in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.
“In these tough economic times, we need more leaders in Washington who understand economic development and what it takes to create jobs. As a small business owner, I understand the challenges that North Carolina families and small businesses are facing on a daily basis.” Doctor said. “I’ve been active in this community and have been involved in a number of small businesses. I had to work my way up so I know what it means to work hard and struggle to make ends meet.”
Doctor said, “People are tired of the Washington style politicians driving this district in the wrong direction. Sue Myrick has been asleep at the wheel not working to protect a strong economic presence in this region. I want to protect the businesses that exist now and accelerate the focus on helping local entrepreneurs create jobs”
He also noted he will focus on promoting renewable energy, veteran’s issues and making sure the federal government is more fiscally responsible. The Doctor campaign’s website is www.JeffDoctorforCongress.com
“This isn’t Sue Myrick’s seat in congress, it belongs to the people of Mecklenburg, Gaston and Union counties,” Doctor said. “I will fight for North Carolinians in Washington and will work tirelessly to bring major industries and small businesses to North Carolina.”
Jeff Doctor is a community leader and a successful entrepreneur, who’s current work includes health care for Native Americans with diabetes. An investor and owner of small businesses, Doctor knows what it takes to create jobs. Doctor’s experience included working as a baggage handler and domestic violence counselor to starting a number of successful small businesses in the Charlotte area. Doctor is the son of a Vietnam Veteran and a proud Native American. He and his wife Allyson live in Charlotte and have an 11 year old daughter, Chloe.