Lloyd Scher is a graduate of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science. Before that, he earned an associate's degree in industrial relations at Miami-Dade Junior College.
A U.S. Army veteran, Scher served eight years on the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners (1992-2000). He has worked on local committees and boards such as Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, the North Carolina and regional film councils and the county's cable television oversight committee. He chaired the local Senior Studies group and the county's Building Standards Department.
Nationally he served as President of the National Association of Counties' Aging Commission. He also served on the N.C. State Aging Study Commission. President Ronald Reagan appointed Scher to the White House Small Business Committee.
N.C. Gov. Bob Scott appointed him to the Education Study Commission, which studied future needs of our schools.
As a foster parent, Scher he experienced the challenges facing single parents, so he understands the issues they deal with in education and medical care.
As a businessman, Scher started Video Taping Services in 1979, which has grown to be a leader in media news conferences. VTS has worked with local, regional and national television networks. Since 1986, the company has worked with the ACC, NCAA and other private companies and organizations to provide video services.
A businessman, an elected official, a nationally known leader on aging, Scher wants to use these talents and experience to continue to serve the public with his leadership. As an elected official, Scher has made involvement and service to his constituents a priority, and he plans to continue that service.
LLOYD SCHER is looking forward to serving you in the N.C. Senate.