Mark Harris was born on April 24, 1966, is an American pastor and politician from North Carolina. he runs as a Republican to represent North Carolina’s 9th congressional district. in the United States House of representatives in the 2016 and 2018 elections.
He ran again in 2018, and this time he defeated Pittenger to win the Republican primary. in general election against Democratic opponent Dan McCready, initial tallies showed him winning. in February 2019 the bipartisan North Carolina board of elections dismissed the results of the election and called for a new election to be held.
MARK HARRIS EARLY LIFE
Harris was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on April 24, 1966. he earned both a master of divinity and doctor of ministry from southeastern baptist theological seminary.
MARK HARRIS CAREER
Harris served as the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Charlotte. North Carolina, and as president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
MARK HARRIS POLITICAL CAREER
He ran for the United States Senate in the 2014 election, finishing in third place in the Republican primary behind Thom Tillis and Greg Brannon. the election was closed after a recount, Pittenger was certified the winner by 134 votes. Harris explained his actions by stating that he was rushing to catch a sports game.
MARK HARRIS AGE
He was on April 24, 1966, and he is 53 years old.
MARK HARRIS FAMILY
He has a wife by the name Beth Harris she is graduate from the University. the couple shares three children including John Harris.the love partner also has six grandchildren.
MARK HARRIS POLITICAL POSITIONS
In 2014, Harris called for abolishing the U.S Department of education. in 2014, Harris has stated that he would support a balanced budget amendment and cited concern over what was at the $19 trillion in debt and $120 trillion. in unfunded liabilities including reducing the future social security payment for those who were currently less than 50 years old.
MARK HARRIS RELIGION
He has described Islam as “dangerous” and the work of Satan.In2014, he claimed that Islam was taking over the world, including the United States. his first baptist charlotte that there would never be peace between Jews and Muslims unless they convert to Christianity. In 2013 sermon that had given where he questioned whether it was the. “healthiest pursuit” for a woman to prioritize their careers and independence over their biblical “core calling”.
MARK HARRIS SOCIAL ISSUES
Mark Harris opposes the supreme court’s ruling in Roe v.wade, which prohibits bans on abortion. He led supporters of the North Carolina amendment, which banned same-sex marriage in North Carolina in 2012. After the supreme court ruling, Harris said, “one of the most devastating blows to the American way of life has been the breakdown of the family unit. The supreme court, in a 5-4 decision, decides otherwise. North Carolina in 2016, stated that in a government building, individuals (such as students at state-operated schools). May only use restrooms and changing facilities that correspond to the sex identified on their birth certificate.
the bill sparked a widespread backlash, Harris adamantly argued against repealing the bill. The bill was eventually repealed and replaced with house bill 142 on March 30, 2017.
Mark Harris Family
He and his wife Beth have three children and six grandchildren.