In a press release sent on Wednesday, the North Carolina Association of Educators has swung behind Rep. Alma Adams(D-NC58) for the U.S. Congressional seat being vacated by US Rep. Mel Watt.
Adams is currently in her 11th term in the North Carolina General Assembly. “NCAE has named Rep. Adams as an A+ legislator because of her dedication and commitment to public education in this state,” said Mark Jewell, Vice President of NCAE. “Her voting record as a pro-public education legislator speaks volumes; she has consistently displayed a deep concern for not only for the students of North Carolina, but for public school employees as well.”
As a retired educator, Alma Adams understands the impact that a great public education can have in helping young people realize their dreams. “She has always been a champion for public schools, educators, and children,” stated Liz Foster, President of the Guilford Association of Educators. “There isn’t any legislator who advocates better for her constituents than Rep. Alma Adams. We know she will stand up for us in Congress.”
“I am very excited and honored to receive the endorsement from educators. The NCAE and I share the same values. We are committed to improving our public education system, giving teachers the resources they need to do their job, and providing quality education for our students,” reacted Rep. Alma Adams.
Adams has a long history of public service, starting with her work on the Greensboro City School Board from 1984 to 1986. In 1987 she was elected as a member of the Greensboro City Council where she served until her appointment to the House seat in 1994. In 2008, she was elected to a second term as chair of the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus.
You can read about the full slate of candidates to replace Watt HERE.