[Summit] Marcus Mitchell

Emlyn Addison noisyblocks at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 19:34:53 CDT 2014

Thanks Art.

Again, check out Mitchell's LinkedIn page--it lists an impressive
accounting of awards & honors for his work:


On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 8:07 PM, Art Norwalk <art at norwalkcom.com> wrote:

> I’ve spoken to Marcus Mitchell about the concerns being expressed
> regarding his work with Sen. Santorum and he’d like to share the facts with
> all of us on the SNA list.
> As a longtime progressive, Marcus does not share Sen. Santorum’s views on
> social issues and the senator was aware of that when he offered Marcus the
> position as Director of Community & Economic Development. He was offered
> the job because of his record of community service in the Philadelphia
> area, and he took the job in order to assure that issues of diversity and
> reconciliation would be considered in the office of one of the country’s
> most conservative legislators. It was a courageous step to take and he is
> proud of the work he did there.
> During almost two years in the position Marcus received several
> Outstanding Citizen awards for his work with human rights, diversity,
> anti-violence, community and economic development, and job creation,
> including awards from the Greater Urban Affairs Coalition.
> Marcus is a strong progressive, a Democrat, and committed to equal rights
> for all. His ability to find common ground across the aisle without
> compromising those core beliefs is a strong indication of the
> accomplishments we can expect when he becomes our Councilman.
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