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Feb 11, 2020

Equality North Carolina Releases Second Round Of 2020 Endorsements

For Immediate Release

February 11, 2020

James Michael Nichols | Equality NC | james@equalitync.org | 919-829-0343

Equality North Carolina Releases 

Second Round Of 2020 Endorsements

Raleigh – On Tuesday, Equality North Carolina released the second round of their 2020 endorsements for political races across the state of North Carolina. This second batch builds on the first round of candidates released in January.

These endorsements include candidates in the North Carolina General Assembly, Council of State, US Congress and local races across the state. Equality North Carolina will continue to release endorsements in the coming weeks and months, including judicial races.

This morning, Kendra R. Johnson, Executive Director of Equality North Carolina, released the following statement:

“We feel privileged to have such a massive number of candidates committed to issues of LGBTQ equality and social justice. While there are many candidates who stand with our communities that we haven’t endorsed, Equality NC is also committed to achieving broader representation and diversity in the halls of government in the years to come. North Carolinians deserve leaders who represent their identities, values and priorities as we head into the most important election season of our lifetime.”

See the list of recent endorsements below, and view the list in full here.

NC House

Debbi Fintak (16)

Marcia Morgan (19)

Kimberly Hardy (43)

Cecil Brockman (60)

Pricey Harrison (61)

Gail Young (83)

John Autry (100)

Brandon Lofton (104)

Kelly Alexander (107)

Susan Fisher (114)

NC Senate

Valerie Foushee (23)

Michael Garrett (27)

Terri LeGrand (31)

Deandra Salvador (39)

Jeanne Supin (45)

David Brian Wheeler (47)


Andy Terrell (House)

Deborah K. Ross (House)

Monika Johnson-Hostler (House)

David Price (House)

Moe Davis (House)

Alma Adams (House)

Council of State 

Lt Gov: Chaz Beasley

Treasurer: Ronnie Chatterji

Secretary of State: Elaine Marshall

Schools Superintendent: Jen Mangrum

Comm of Agriculture: Jenna Wadsworth

Durham County

LeVon Barnes (County Commissioner)

Wendy Jacobs (County Commissioner)

Brenda Howerton (County Commissioner)

Heidi Carter (County Commissioner)

Nida Allam (County Commissioner)

Johnston County

Wendy Ella May (County Commissioner)

Orange County

Mark Dorosin (County Commissioner) 

Carrie Doyle (School Board)

Mark Marcoplos (County Commissioner) 

Renee A. Price (County Commissioner)

Penny Rich (County Commissioner)

Wake County

Matt Calabria (County Commissioner)

Sig Hutchinson (County Commissioner)

Audra Killingsworth (County Commissioner)

Buncombe County

Jasmine Beach-Ferrarra (County Commissioner)

Donna Ensley (County Commissioner)

Brownie Newman (County Commissioner) 

Nancy Nehls Nelson (County Commissioner)

Parker Sloan (County Commissioner)

Terri Wells (County Commissioner)

Asheville City Council

Kristen Goldsmith

Kim Roney

Nicole Townsend

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