Legislative District 47, Representative Position 1 — Mark Hargrove

Mark Hargrove (Courtesy Photo)

What are specific ways you have helped people of color and/or the immigrant community?

Very often immigrants have an entrepreneurial spirit and are anxious to get started on achieving the American Dream. But they occasionally start businesses without knowing legal requirements and get into trouble, costing them up to tens of thousands of dollars. I have helped those working with immigrants to avoid and solve problems of this nature and sought relief from the Department of Labor and Industry when appropriate.

What is the biggest legislative priority for communities of color and the immigrant community in the next few years? Do you think there are legislative concerns that are unique to these communities?

The best way for immigrants to succeed in this country is to learn English and get a good education. In my work on the House Education Committee, I am constantly aware that we need to offer these opportunities to get immigrants the ability to thrive.

What are specific ways that the office you seek would affect communities of color and the immigrant community, if you are elected?

I will continue the work I mentioned in the two previous questions.