Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Central NC Primary Endorsements
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Central NC is excited to introduce our first round of pro-women’s health endorsed candidates for 2014. All of these candidates are committed to protecting access to health care for women, men and young people and believe that personal decisions regarding pregnancy are best left up to a woman and her doctor, not politicians. Please join us in supporting these champions in the NC May 6th primary.
Jane Smith (Senate District 13, Robeson and Columbus Counties)
Jane Smith is a former educator and is recently retired from a 30 year career in real estate. She is committed to public education and job creation as well as to protecting women’s health care. Jane has been involved with her local Democratic party and political campaigns for years but this is her first time running for public office.
Kim Hanchette (House District 49, Wake County)
Kim Hanchette is the founder and CEO of Diabetes Management Solutions which provides resources for diabetes self-management to more than 10,000 North Carolinians living with diabetes. As a health educator, she is committed to ensuring that women, men and young people have the information and care they need to lead healthy lives. Kim is a former PTA President as well as past President of both the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the North Carolina Diabetes Prevention Task Force.
Stan White (Senate District 1, Beaufort, Camden, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans Counties)
Stan White was appointed to this Senate seat in 2011 and was a staunch defender of Planned Parenthood and women’s rights in the legislative attacks that continued throughout the 2011 legislative long session. He was narrowly defeated by just 21 votes in 2012. So, while not technically a current incumbent, Stan White has the legislative record to back-up his pro-women’s health views! He is a former Dare County Commissioner and the owner of Stan White Realty and Construction.
Clark Jenkins (Senate District 3, Bertie, Chowan, Edgecombe, Hertford, Martin, Northampton, Tyrell, Washington Counties)
Clark Jenkins has been a member of the NC Senate since 2003. He was outspoken in his defense of women’s rights from the Senate floor throughout the attacks in 2011 and 2013. Senator Jenkins is a farmer in Tarrboro, NC.
Gladys Robinson (Senate District 28, Guilford County)
Gladys Robinson is currently serving her second term in the NC Senate. She has been an outspoken advocate for women’s health time and time again on the Senate floor. She is the Executive Director of Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency. Senator Robinson served on the NC Board of Governors for 10 years.
Annie Mobley (House District 5, Bertie, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank Counties)
Annie Mobley is currently in her fourth term in the NC House. She worked for many years in public housing and adult probation and then eventually with under privileged youth most recently as a court counselor. Rep. Mobley is now retired.
Jean Farmer-Butterfield (House District 24, Pitt and Wilson Counties)
Jean Farmer-Butterfield is in her sixth term in the NC House and is an outspoken champion for women’s health on the House floor. She was the first African-American woman to be elected to the NC House of Representatives. Rep. Farmer-Butterfield is a former teacher and currently works as a consultant and health and human services professional.
Michael Wray (House District 27, Halifax and Northampton Counties)
Michael Wray is in his fifth term in the NC House. He currently serves in the leadership as House Minority Deputy Leader. Rep. Wray is a small business owner in Gaston, NC.
Pricey Harrison (House District 57, Guilford County)
Pricey Harrison is currently in her fifth term in the NC House. She continues her family’s legacy of public service and commitment to progressive causes. She is a legislative leader on environmental issues and has fought against all the recent attacks on women’s rights.
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Central North Carolina is a pro-choice advocacy organization. The Action Fund mission is to advance and defend reproductive freedom for all. We elect pro-women’s health leaders, lobby mercilessly, AND continue to be there for the women, men, and young people who rely on us everyday.
We achieve our mission by educating, organizing, and mobilizing pro-choice voters and by contributing financially (through our PAC) to help elect candidates who support reproductive freedom.
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Central North Carolina ( a separately incorporated, funded, and operated entity) and its associated political action committee (PAC) have been standing up for women and families in North Carolina since 2000.
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