CHARLOTTE – N.C. Rep. Nasif Majeed has made decisions over the course of his public service that have helped shape the city from the west side to the east side, but he finds himself in unfamiliar territory heading into the 2020 election.
The freshman legislator’s constituency now includes five precincts in Mint Hill, in addition to east Charlotte.
“It’s going to be new for me,” Majeed told Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly shortly before submitting paperwork for his campaign on Dec. 2.
He hopes to immerse himself in Mint Hill by going to neighborhood and town council meetings, as well as social activities.
Majeed, a Democrat, captured nearly 82.4% of the vote to defeat Republican Joshua Niday in 2018. So far, no one else is running in the race. The deadline to apply is Dec. 20.
During the 2019-20 legislative session, Majeed introduced 225 bills.
He was a primary sponsor for nine of those bills, including the Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HB312), Agricultural Relief Act (HB855) and Augment Disabled Veteran Property Tax Benefit (HB945).
“We had a meeting with the small town mayors and listened to their concerns,” Majeed said. “We took some of their concerns and put them in bills in the last session.”
Majeed was a combat pilot during the Vietnam War. He served eight years on the Charlotte City Council. He created the West Charlotte Business Incubator and played a role in the development of the regional recreational center in east Charlotte.
On the web: www.majeednc.com.