About Mark Anthony Middleton
We endorse Mark-Anthony Middleton for election to the Ward 2 Council seat. Mark is the senior pastor/CEO of the Abundant Hope Christian Church and a resident of Durham for over 20 years. Mark also serves the community as a prominent radio talk show host on At the Table.
Mark is a leader on issues of job creation, transportation, housing and balanced development.
As a city councilor, Mark will work with GoDurham and GoTriangle to explore the feasibility of bus route expansion, fleet modernization, and ridership diversification as well as light rail.
Mark worked alongside other community leaders and Durham CAN for two-years and got the ball rolling to an over 4-million-dollar commitment on our city’s part to regain control of the Fayette place property for housing
Mark has been a strong voice in Durham’s activist community calling for police reform and improved community relations.
As a political science student and activist at North Carolina A&T State University, he organized classmates in raising awareness of Apartheid in South Africa and helped register thousands of fellow Aggies to vote. In 2010 A&T awarded Mark the Unsung Hero of the Civil Rights Movement Medal as part of the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Greensboro Sit-Ins.
His community activism continued throughout his days at Duke University Divinity School and have now brought him to the threshold of elective office.
The Friends are proud to endorse Mark-Anthony Middleton election as the Ward 2 Council Member.