Reverend Faulkner challenges Charlie Rangel for District 15 Harlem
Harlem has a new Reverend in the 15th congressional and he’s coming for Mr. Ethics challenged Charlie Rangel. At the press conference on Friday at the Gospel Uptown to a packed crowd of supporters and the curious Michel Faulkner former NFL player announced to all that it is time for new leadership in Harlem. Coming to the table with a masters in Education and a Vice President position with the Urban Ministry he grew up in D.C. and feels that experience will truly help with the 15th.
When pressed about his oppenent he adamantly expressed that this is not a anti- Rangel campaign and a really a pro Michel Faulkner campaign. Without a teleprompter or crib notes on his hand he said he is for small government and lower taxes whose position is based on belief and not party.
He drives home the fact that he believes that Government can’t solve people problems. He says he wants to give the community a voice.
I met Mr. Faulkner at the C.O.R.E. Dinner and was a little star struck by all the political heavywieghts there but to my surprise he was at my table talking to a table full of elderly ladies; ordinary citizens who were all over him with ideas and suggestions and he was so pleasant and humble. I’m saying to myself why isn’t this guy going after all the “Whales” in the room who are the power levers in the political spectrum. I came to the conclusion he really is for the people and a man to keep my eye on.
I have included some video snips – its of the press conference. Forgive the unpolished editing as I’m a caveman in the world of technology.