I am a three-term State Senator elected to represent District 41 in Mecklenburg County. I am a Mom of two adult daughters, a nature enthusiast, an animal lover and foster parent with a local animal rescue group, and a former litigation attorney. I have a B.A. in Public Policy from Hamilton College and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law. Before becoming a member of the NC Senate, I worked at the Ada Jenkins Center, a local non-profit that enables people to become financially secure.
As a litigation attorney, I learned how to advocate for my clients to ensure their fair treatment under the law. During my time in the Senate, I've been an outspoken advocate for North Carolinians, who deserve affordable healthcare, common sense gun safety reform, reproductive freedom, clean energy, fair elections, public education investments, equity, and tax policies that are fair for working families.
My mission has always been to stand up against corruption, corporate greed, and bad government. I look forward to continuing that work as NC's Commissioner of Insurance. We need a Commissioner who will be on the side of the people, not corporations.
My life exemplifies my commitment to hard work, the value of a quality education, and being a voice of reason and respect. I believe in the importance of taking personal responsibility, investing in the future and cultivating an inclusive community. In a time of political discord, I offer solutions that bring people together and make positive change for the people of our state.
It is expensive to run a statewide campaign challenging an incumbent member of the Council of State. We need resources to flip this seat. Thank you for your help.