By Michele Dotson firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg) addressed the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday, October 24 at Pine Lake Country Club. Tarte spent about 20 minutes touching on a variety of topics, including the 2011 Reevaluation Bill, North Carolina’s ability to attract new businesses, term limits, and the airport authority.
Tarte, who was given the highest rating for a freshman senator by The North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation, found his way into public office at the urging of his grandfather who told him to go out and do something about the things he didn’t like.
“My grandfather said not to complain if I wasn’t willing to be part of the solution,” says Tarte.
The 2011 Reevaluation Bill is an example of one of the things Tarte says he’s proud to have had a hand in.
“I’m most proud about how we passed it,” says Tarte. “We must be concerned about the process and how we involve the public.”
The lack of public input and transparency regarding the airport authority issue is case in point. Continue reading