THE SHOCKING STORY ABOUT A MAN
WHO’S OVERCOME BAD DECISIONS
BOOK MAYOR FRANKLIN DEESE “Dreams and aspirations can be accomplished outside of the prison of our minds.” EMPOWERED AND STANDING BY THE END “Never Judge a Book by its Cover” Somewhere there is a young woman or man, struggling to find their way, searching for direction, acting out in hopes someone notices. What happens when that cry for help goes unheard? Mayor Frank Deese is not only an advocate for those feeling lost and unchallenged, he was that young person LEARN MORE ABOUT:
MAYOR FRANKLIN DEESE
An original experience leaving his audience focused on the decision they will make tomorrow. Franklin D. Deese was just elected to serve his sixth term as Mayor to the town of Marshville, NC. He is the first and only African American elected to serve any Union County Municipality in that capacity in the County’s 150+ years history. He was first elected to the office of Mayor in 2005. Mayor Deese serves on several different boards, as well as in many civic and community organizations on a local and state level. Mayor Deese is a two time recipient of the prestigious Governor’s Award. He was recognized as the Union County Minority Entrepreneur of the Year and was nominated for the WSOC Nine Who Care Award. He was chosen as the 2012 Citizen of the Year in Union County and is the recipient of the History Maker Award. Mayor Deese speaks throughout the nation on a number of topics ranging from “the mindset needed to get out (and stay out) of prison” to “starting a business and growing it to seven figures.” His formula for overcoming adversity by taking personal responsibility has inspired many listeners including students, entrepreneurs and former inmates.
Born in the late 50’s and reared during the turbulent unrest of the 60’s, Mayor Deese came of age during a time of sexual revelation, drugs and street life. He fell victim to a system that punished those who overindulged. In the 80’s, he spent his early adulthood in the dismal crypts of a cruel and oppressive prison system. Convicted for robbery, he was ironically sentenced to a system designed to rob a person of all future potential. In 1989 he was paroled into society with the clothes on his back and $30.00 in his pockets; facing mountains that can only be imagined. Contact for Bookings / Interviews / Live Appearances Publicist Tam Lawrence TL@RLASSC.COM
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