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Mark Whitaker Supports:

Fully Funding Education

Fair and Effective Economic Development

Healthy and Safe Communities

Jobs with Living Wages

Expanding Housing Opportunities

Addressing Poverty

Recognizing the Humanity of Each Person

 

As an elected-official,

MARK M. WHITAKER

- Voted, EVERY YEAR, for 16 years to FULLY FUND EDUCATION and to increase pay for our teachers and staff to be competitive; 

- Voted for the equitable distribution of city and school contracts;

- Proposed and Voted for a Disparity Study that proved egregious discrimination in contracting exists in Portsmouth as evidenced by a statistically significant difference in the utilization of women and minority contractors versus white contractors by the Portsmouth Public Schools and the City of Portsmouth.  

- Voted for affordable housing;

- Voted against a recommendation from the City Manager to build a "waste dump" in Cavalier Manor or Brighton/Prentis Park;

- Advocated for jobs with living wages;

- Advocated and Voted for a Pay Equity Study to ensure equitable pay in Portsmouth Public Schools;

- Voted for addressing Poverty by using a research based approach;

- Advocated  for transparency in requiring an open-bid process in the development of the waterfront;

- Advocated against the non-solicited bid process for developing the waterfront for lacking transparency and market utility;

- Advocated for equity in the hiring of Police as recommended by President Obama's Task Force on  21st Century Policing;

- Advocated for equity in the hiring of Firefighters;

- Voted to examine means for reducing the tunnel toll;

- Proposed and Voted to remove the Confederate Monument 5 years ago in 2015;

- Advocated and Voted for Middle School Athletics Program;

- Voted for the First College Program.

 

Contact

Thank you for your interest in

MARK M. WHITAKER

FOR

PORTSMOUTH CITY COUNCIL.

If you would like to contact, please complete the form below or contact me at:

757-638-5689

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markwhitaker4citycouncil@gmailcom

757-638-5689

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