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Graig Meyer To Seek District 50 House Seat

By Ran Northam Posted September 18, 2013 at 7:20 am

CHAPEL HILL – The coordinator of Chapel Hill-Carrboro’s Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate (BRMA) program and a strong proponent, supporter, and administrator of primary education wants to serve you in the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ Director of Student Equity and Volunteer Services, Graig Meyer, announced Tuesday evening that he will seek the appointment to District 50’s House seat. That seat was formerly held by Valerie Foushee who was appointed to Senate District 23’s seat, formerly held by Ellie Kinnaird.

Meyer joined Ron Stutts in the WCHL studios Wednesday morning to discuss his decision to seek the seat.

***Listen to the Interview***

“I have always seen my personal mission as connecting people to the power and opportunities they need to reach their fullest potential,” Meyer said in a press release. “That will remain my goal as I enter the world of political service.”

Meyer was on the two-member appointment committee in Orange County that will choose who fills the seat in the House; he resigned that position before throwing his hat in the ring.

According to the CHCCS website, the BRMA program has been acknowledged for excellence at local, state and national levels with Meyer at the helm. It now serves more than 200 students per year. Meyer’s work has brought in more than $1 million in grant- and donor-based funding for the BRMA and more than $400,000 for student scholarship funds.

Meyer was appointed to the newly-created director of student equity and volunteer services position last July. In that position he continued his work with the BRMA and the district’s Parent University—a free portal to help parents stay connected with the district.

Meyer joins Laurin Easthom and Tommy McNeill as early contenders for the appointment to the seat.

Tune in to the WCHL Wednesday Morning News with Ron Stutts at 7:00 a.m. to hear Meyer live in-studio to discuss his intention to fill the seat in the House representing District 50.

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