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Meet Mark Harris

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Mark Harris is Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Charlotte. He entered the political realm in 2011 and became a founding member of “Vote for Marriage NC” where he raised funds and campaigned for the North Carolina Marriage Protection Amendment.

Harris is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Appalachian State University. He also earned an M.A./Ph.D. in Divinity, Christian Leadership from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. As a minister, Harris has served in the leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention and the North Carolina Baptist State Convention and as President of the Baptist State Convention.

Mark Harris is married to Elizabeth Bates Harris, who worked as a school teacher for 15 years. The pair have three children and a daughter-in-law. Their daughter Laura is a kindergarten teacher; their son John is a law student at UNC Chapel Hill School of Law, and John’s wife, Kerry Anne, is a writer. Their youngest son Matthew is a senior at Wake Forest University.


Political Platform

Repeal & Replace the Affordable Care Act

Tax reform that ends job-killing regulations

Energy Independence

North Carolina Marriage Protection Amendment

100% Pro-life

Second Amendment Rights

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