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Meeker: Cherie Berry's elevator photo goes away if I'm elected

Posted March 2, 2016

Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry

— North Carolina's labor commissioner won't be smiling at you anymore inside an elevator if Democrat Charles Meeker get elected this November.

Republican incumbent Cherie Berry placed her photo on elevator inspection certificates about 10 years ago. Meeker held a news conference Wednesday to say he would place photos of workers on the certificates instead. He says those workers would be chosen by a committee.

Meeker also wants to put new information on the certificate, including a phone number for people who want to report employment-related problems.

Meeker says in a news release that Berry's photo is all about "self-promotion by a career politician." Berry was first elected in 2000. She faces no primary opponent.

Meeker served 10 years as Raleigh mayor. He has a March 15 primary against Mazie Ferguson.


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  • Dale Xavier Mar 2, 2016
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    Thinks about THAT face being the last one you see as the cable snaps!

  • Max Hall Mar 2, 2016
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    I could care less about her elevator picture...

    It might be better if he campaigned on improving elevator music!

  • Brandon White Mar 2, 2016
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    Wow, glad ol' Charlie is going to tackle the really tough issues. Even had a press conference about it.

  • Bill Gibson Mar 2, 2016
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    Put the photo of the person that inspected that elevator on the certificate. That way, if the elevator starts to fall, I can look over at them and know whom I am mad at.

  • Byrd Ferguson Mar 2, 2016
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    From the mouth of one career politician to another. The smile is about the only positive thing about being in an elevator.

  • Lewis Smeltzer Mar 2, 2016
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    Good I am voting for whomever opposes her - near as I can tell she has done nothing other than to get paid for years anyway.

  • Fanny Chmelar Mar 2, 2016
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    Sharpies abound! I've seen some really good ones drawn on this joke of a mug.