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Electeds for Equality

Electeds for Equality is a permanent program within the ENC structure consisting of North Carolina elected officials who publicly align themselves with the larger movement for LGBTQ equality. It is a bipartisan network of North Carolina political leaders who work closely with members of our Out Electeds program to build a cross-state coalition and coordinate on issues that affect vulnerable communities across North Carolina.

  • In addition to taking part in structured events throughout the year, there are a number of goals for the Electeds for Equality Program, including:
  • Access to peer support and mentoring: Electeds for Equality should feel supported in their efforts to champion the rights and needs of the LGBTQ community. Our program provides them with access to relationships and resources in order for them to develop cultural competencies surrounding the specific needs of our communities. This includes learning about LGBTQ rights and how to talk about them.
  • Network with LGBTQ elected officials through events and initiatives.
  • Make informed decisions when anti-LGBTQ policies and legislation are proposed in NC through media and rapid response trainings. Work to build a more equitable North Carolina.

Our Electeds for Equality are:

  • Abe Jones, NC Senate, District 38
  • Allegra Collins, Judge, NC Court of Appeals
  • Alma Adams, U.S. House, District 12
  • Amy Ryan, Chapel Hill Town Council
  • Anita Earls, Justice, NC Supreme Court
  • Anne Robotti, Morrisville Town Council
  • Aretha Blake, District Court Judge
  • Ashton Clemmons, NC House, District 57
  • Barbara Foushee, Carrboro Town Council
  • Becky Carney, NC House, District 102
  • Bettye Jenkins, Guilford County School Board
  • Bill Davis, District Court Judge
  • Brandon Lofton, NC House, District 104
  • Braxton Winston, Charlotte City Council (at-large)
  • Brenda Howerton, Durham County Commissioner
  • Brian Farkas, NC House, District 9
  • Brian Turner, NC House, District 116
  • Brownie Newman, Buncombe County Commission
  • Bryan Haynes, Fuquay-Varina Town Commissioner
  • Carly Cooke, Guilford County Commissioner
  • Caroline Pemberton, District Court Judge
  • Carolyn Logan, NC House, District 101
  • Carrie Doyle, Orange County School Board
  • Cynthia Ball, NC House, District 49
  • David Cox, Raleigh City Council
  • David Price, U.S. Congress, District 4
  • DeAndrea Salvador, NC Senate, District 39
  • Deans Eatman, Wendell Town Commissioner
  • Deborah Napper, Guilford County School Board
  • Deborah Ross, U.S. House, District 2
  • Diamond Staton-Williams, Harrisburg Town Council
  • Donnie Hoover, Judge, Superior Court
  • Ed Gray, Apex Town Council
  • Elaine Marshall, NC Secretary of State
  • Elaine O'Neal, Durham Mayor
  • Gale Adcock, NC House, District 41
  • George Dunlap, Mecklenburg County Commissioner
  • George Griffin, Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board
  • Graig Meyer, NC House District 50
  • Grier Martin, NC House District 34
  • Hathaway Pendergrass, District Court Judge
  • Heidi Carter, Durham County Commissioner
  • Javiera Caballero, Durham City Council
  • Jay Chaudhuri, NC Senate, District 15
  • Jeff Jackson, NC Senate, District 37
  • Jenn Weaver, Hillsborough Mayor
  • Jim Black, District Court Judge
  • Joe John, NC House, District 40
  • John Autry, NC House, District 100
  • Josh Stein, NC Attorney General
  • Judy Justice, New Hanover County School Board
  • Julie Eiselt, Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem
  • Julie Mayfield, NC Senate, District 49
  • Julie von Haefen, NC House, District 36
  • Kandie Smith, NC House, District 8
  • Kathy Manning, U.S. House, DIstrict 6
  • Keith Gregory, Judge, Superior Court
  • Kelly Alexander, NC House, District 107
  • Kirk deViere, NC Senate, District 19
  • Lance Munger, Huntersville Town Commissioner
  • Larken Egleston, Charlotte City Council
  • Laura Meier, Mecklenburg County Commissioner
  • Leigh Altman, Mecklenburg County Commissioner
  • Linda Cooper-Suggs, NC House, District 24
  • Lora Christine Cubbage, District Court Judge
  • Lori Bush, Cary City Council
  • Marcus Shields, District Court Judge
  • Mark Bell, Hillsborough Town Commissioner
  • Mark Jerrell, Mecklenburg County Commissioner
  • Mary Belk, NC House District 88
  • Mary Beth Murphy, Guilford County Commission
  • Matt Calabria, Wake County Commission
  • Matt Newton, Charlotte City Council
  • Melissa Hlavac, Chatham School Board
  • Michael Garrett, NC Senate, District 27
  • Michael Parker, Chapel Hill Town Council
  • Mike Woodard, NC Senate, District 22
  • Mujtaba Mohammed, NC Senate, District 38
  • Nasif Majeed, NC House, District 99
  • Natasha Marcus, NC Senate, District 41
  • Nicole Stewart, Raleigh Mayor Pro Tem
  • Nida Allam, Durham County Commissioner
  • Pam Hemminger, Chapel Hill Mayor
  • Paris Miller-Foushee, Chapel Hill Town Council
  • Parker Sloan, Buncombe County Commissioner
  • Pat Cotham, Mecklenburg County Commissioner
  • Pricey Harrison, NC House, District 61
  • Rachel Hunt, NC House, District 103
  • Renee Price, Orange County Commissioner
  • Rex Marvel, District Court
  • Ricky Hurtado, NC House, District 63
  • Robert Reives, NC House, District 54
  • Rosa Gill, NC House, District 33
  • Roy Cooper, Governor
  • Ryan Fay, Davidson Town Commissioner
  • Sarah Crawford, NC Senate, District 18
  • Satana Deberry, Durham DA
  • Sig Hutchinson, Wake County Commissioner
  • Spencer Merriweather, Mecklenburg DA
  • Susan Evans, Wake County Commissioner
  • Susan Rodriguez-McDowell, Mecklenburg County Commissioner
  • Susan Romaine, Carrboro Mayor Pro Tem
  • Sydney Batch, NC Senate, District 17
  • Tammy Brunner, Wake County Register of Deeds
  • Terri Wells, Buncombe County Commissioner
  • Terry Brown, NC House, District 92
  • Toby Hampson, Judge, NC Court of Appeals
  • Valerie Foushee, NC Senate, District 23
  • Verla Insko, NC House District 56
  • Vickie Adamson, Wake County Commissioner
  • Wendy Jacobs, Durham County Commissioner
  • Wesley Harris, NC House, District 105
  • Wiley Nickel, NC Senate, District 6
  • Ya Liu, Cary Town Council
  • Zack Hawkins, NC House, District 31

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