Mark Robinson’s journey from viral video star to North Carolina’s lieutenant governor

Meet Mark Robinson, candidate for Lt. Governor of NC The Charlotte Observer and News & Observer editorial boards interviewed candidate Mark Robinson about issues pertaining to the 2020 election. His answers will help inform voters before they cast their ballot this October and November. By Charlotte Observer and News & Observer editorial boards captions and subtitles off, selected The Charlotte Observer and News & Observer editorial boards interviewed candidate Mark Robinson about issues pertaining to the 2020 election. His answers will help inform voters before they cast their ballot this October and November. By Charlotte Observer and News & Observer editorial boards A Greensboro native went from factory worker to viral video sensation to North Carolina’s next lieutenant governor in less than three years. And Mark Robinson’s win against his opponent, Democratic Rep. Yvonne Holley, on Tuesday was historic. He became the state’s first black lieutenant governor, the second African American elected to North Carolina’s Council of State and the first African American Republican to win a major seat since the 1800s. Robinson, 52, said his family never spoke about politics growing up. But his mother talked about her faith, the Bible and morality often with her children. He said it was those discussions growing up that led him to the Republican Party in the 1990s. Robinson’s beliefs, platform and message seemed to appeal to voters. Holley conceded to Robinson late Tuesday night after he secured 177,883 votes over her. News and insider information from the world of politics […]

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