Contact:Bob Harris

Mark Walker will fit right in with Washington.

He talks like a Tea Party, balanced budget guy. But that's not Mark Walker's record as a Greensboro Coliseum Commissioner.

After Greensboro Coliseum Commissioner Mark Walker voted to approve a financial report with a $1.8 million deficit, city records showed “Commissioner Mark Walker noted that everything runs at maximum efficiency”

(War Memorial Commission minutes, 1/9/14)

A $1.8 million deficit is “maximum efficiency ''? A Washington politician couldn't defend a big spending deficit any better than Mr. Walker did.

And when the Greensboro Coliseum Director got a $51,000 pay raise, Mark Walker said nothing.

As a qualification for Congress, Mark Walker says ''I was appointed to the Greensboro City Council’s War Memorial Commission that oversees the Greensboro Coliseum and other venues. I work with the budget/finance team within the commission ''


2012 2013 2014 (projected)

Spending $24,347,659 $24,838,184 $24,998,278

Revenue $22,447,659 $22,623,184 $22,783,278

Deficit $1,900,000 $2,215,000 $2,215,000

Greensboro City Budget 2013

Big deficits. Big raises . That's Mark Walker's idea of '' maximum efficiency? “ Mark Walker will fit right in with Washington.

Because if Mark Walker couldn't balance the budget at the Greensboro Coliseum, how can he do it in Washington?

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