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Bernita Sims, High Point City Council Ward 1 candidate

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Residential address: 1720 Candlewood Court, High Point, NC 27265

Incumbent or challenger? Incumbent

Age: 58

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Occupation and employer: Self-employed, real estate investments

Previous electiveexperience (including election campaigns): High Point City Council, 2002-present, two years as mayor pro tem

Civic and volunteerexperience (including service on local government commissions and boards): Serves as council member as chair of public servicescommittee and serves on planning and development committee;board member, High Point Community Foundation; chair,Welfare Reform Liaison Project; Guilford County Greensboro High Point WorkforceDevelopment board; City Project Board; chair, 12th CongressionalDistrict Democratic Committee; member, State Executive Committee, NC DemocraticParty; State Executive Council, NC Democratic Party; board, SCB Ministries;chair, Finance and Administrative Legislative Action Committee, NC League ofMunicipalities; National League of Cities Finance Administration andIntergovernmental Steering Committee; liaison to ABC Commission in High Point;president, board of trustees, president of Pastors Aid, serves on board of RJWMinistries, Williams Memorial CME Church

Education (highest degreeattained and name of institution): Highschool graduate, Central High School in Seat Pleasant, Md.; some coursework atUniversity of District Columbia

Party registration: Democratic (nonpartisan contest)

Where were you born? High Point

Paid consultants workingon campaign: None

Campaign manager: None

Treasurer: Self

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