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Hillsborough Resident Will Run For District 23 Senate Seat PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 December 2021 09:42

Jamie DeMent Holcomb is running for the North Carolina State Senate in District 23. The newly drawn district includes all of Orange, Caswell, and Person Counties and was previously represented by Senator Valerie Foushee who announced she is running for Congress.

Growing up in rural Franklin County, DeMent Holcomb attended public schools and went on to attend UNC-Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain scholar.

 "In the State Senate, I’ll work to create a North Carolina that helps everyone – from our rural farmers and mechanics to tech entrepreneurs and medical professionals,” DeMent Holcomb said.

DeMent Holcomb lives in Hillsborough with her husband and their infant daughter. She is the owner of multiple small businesses including a local sustainable farm and Bella Bean Organics, an online farmers’ market that features products grown and produced in North Carolina. She was also a partner in two farm to table restaurants — Zely & Ritz in Raleigh and Piedmont in Durham. An accomplished author, DeMent Holcomb has published two cookbooks, and she is the managing partner of the North Carolina Venture Capital Fund, which seeks to invest in early stage NC startups. DeMent Holcomb is the Interim Executive Director of Kidzu Children's Museum in Chapel Hill – a museum serving children (ages 0-12) and the adults in their lives.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 December 2021 09:44
Former Senate Candidate Endorses Cheri Beasley PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 December 2021 09:37

Democratic candidate for NC-02, former State Senator and former Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Erica Smith endorsed Cheri Beasley for U.S. Senate. Senator Smith shared the following statement:

"I consider Cheri Beasley a friend, and I was proud to be sworn in by her when I was elected to the General Assembly in 2014. And I’m proud to now endorse Cheri Beasley for U.S. Senate because she is the only candidate who will finally win this seat and fight every day for the people of North Carolina, just as she has done throughout her life in public service. Cheri is a former public defender, judge and Chief Justice of our State Supreme Court, and always worked to move North Carolina in the direction of fairness and progress. Whether it was speaking out about systemic injustice and the murder of George Floyd or implementing paid family leave for thousands of court employees, Cheri's values and determination to do what is right are what we need in this moment.

"I am confident Cheri will continue to run a robust campaign that reaches voters in every part of the state, including rural communities that are so often overlooked. She will inspire North Carolinians and make us proud to cast our ballots to elect the first African American to represent North Carolina in the U.S. Senate. We cannot afford to miss this opportunity to elect a real leader who will put the people of North Carolina first, and that is why I am encouraging voters to join me in supporting Cheri Beasley for U.S. Senate."


Michele Woodhouse Announces Bid For Newly Drawn 14th Congressional District PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 November 2021 17:28


Surrounded by supporters and packed into the Henderson County GOP Headquarters, Michele Woodhouse announced her campaign for the Republican nomination for the newly created 14th Congressional District ,

I will proudly be Congresswoman NO…. NO to the Biden Administration’s attempts to destroy our economy. NO to mortgaging our children & grandchildren’s future with irresponsible borrowing and spending, NO to infrastructure bills that have little to do with infrastructure, NO to School Boards and progressive teachers indoctrinating our kids, NO to defunding the police, NO to mandates and government overreach, and NO to open borders” said Woodhouse.

In a fiery speech, Woodhouse continued and made it clear she would be a conservative warrior fighting for the people of Western North Carolina:

We have been called as Momma Bears to keep CRT, mandates and plexiglass cages out of our schools! We have been called to fight for our Veterans and military families! We have been called to fight for our 1st Amendment and the 2nd, which protects the 1st!  This is Western North Carolina! We will be heard, and we will protect ourselves! We have been called to fight on behalf of the born and the unborn! We have been called to Save America from the socialist agenda of the left.  The liberals have a simple plan – burn America and her history to the ground – make everyone dependent on the Federal Government & turn us into Venezuela! BUT MY FRIENDS – WHEN I AM SERVING YOU IN CONGRESS I WILL FIGHT WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING AGAINST THE SQUAD AND ANY OTHER LIBERAL TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY!” said Woodhouse.

Woodhouse has served as NCGOP District 11 Chair since winning election in April, and has traveled all across the 6600+ square miles of Western NC on behalf of Republican candidates. She is a mom of two, Olivia and Marcus, an entrepreneur and successful businesswoman.


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 November 2021 17:32
Gale Adcock Announces Run for North Carolina Senate PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 15 November 2021 18:36
Representative Gale Adcock announced that after serving in the House since 2014 she has decided to run for the newly drawn NC Senate seat that represents western Wake County.
"It's been my honor to represent Cary, Apex and Morrisville in the NC House since 2015. Running for the newly drawn senate district allows me to serve even more of these citizens,” Adcock said. “In the Senate I will continue to work across the aisle to increase access to healthcare, fund public education, protect the environment, and grow our economy. We are fortunate to enjoy a high quality of life in western Wake County. I am committed to giving local governments the tools needed to create and sustain thriving communities.”    
Representative Adcock is the 2021 Cary Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year and earlier this month was recognized as a 2021 Elected Women of Excellence Award winner by the National Foundation for Women Legislators. Adcock is a family nurse practitioner of more than 30 years and was Chief Health Officer at SAS for 26 years until her retirement in late 2020.  

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