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Natasha Marcus has a B.A. in Public Policy from Hamilton College and a law degree from Duke University School of Law. She has been on the front lines of community work in North Carolina for decades, including Moral Monday protests at the NCGA, grassroots efforts to curb gun violence, Habitat for Humanity builds,marches in support of Women’s Rights and Black Lives Matter, volunteering at the local free health clinic and organizing voter registration drives. Immediately prior to taking office, she worked at the Ada Jenkins Center, a local community center that provides services and support to those most in need.
Natasha is a mother of two daughters. Her youngest child attends Oberlin College and her older daughter is married to a Naval Officer and is a PhD student at Virginia Commonwealth University. Natasha is the daughter of a public school teacher and a lawyer who also served in elected office. After passing the bar exam in 1994, Natasha practiced law at Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey, and Leonard, LLP and clerked for a federal judge in Greensboro. She moved to Davidson in 2007.
She is the co-founder of the Democrats of North Mecklenburg, was a volunteer team leader with the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigns, and is a member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense and the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation.
As a first term Senator, Natasha was elected by her peers to be Freshmen Leader. In her second term, she was elected Chair of the Mecklenburg County Delegation to the NCGA and appointed to the following Senate committees for the 2021-11 biennium: Judiciary, Redistricting & Elections, Base Budget Appropriations, and Agriculture, Natural and Economic Resources Appropriations. Senator Marcus is a strong advocate for public schools, affordable health care, clean water, common sense gun safety reform, fair elections, better wages for working people, and local initiatives to serve the people of District 41.