NC-02: Deborah Ross (D)
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November 1, 2020 by TWN Staff

About Ross:

Deborah Ross grew up in a small town and from a young age her parents instilled in her the belief that with opportunity comes responsibility and that through public service she could help others and make a difference.

She came to North Carolina for law school at UNC-Chapel Hill and became an active member of the local community. Her public service started in 2002 when she ran for and won a seat in the N.C. House of Representatives, where she served for more than 10 years. As a representative, she worked to protect voting rights, fund transit and transportation projects, increase access to affordable housing and raise the minimum wage for state employees. Ross served as both Majority and Minority Whip and chaired the Judiciary, Ethics and Election Laws Committees.

As a civil rights lawyer,Ross has fought for fairness and justice, to level the playing field. In private practice, she works for a cleaner energy future. In the classroom, she has passed these same values on to her students so the next generation can lead our communities into a fairer more sustainable future.

She and husband Steve live in Raleigh with their dog, Wylie.

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