Linda Coleman will formally announce her bid for US Congress in the Second Congressional District this Saturday during a Campaign Kickoff Event.
Coleman previously served a Chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, was elected three times to the NC House of Representatives and served as Director of the Office of State Personnel from 2009 to 2012.
“All my life, I’ve fought for the values and dignity of North Carolina’s hardworking families. Whether as a state legislator when I championed women’s access to life-saving preventative care services or when as Chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners I fought to ensure our classrooms had the resources necessary to teach our state’s next generation,” Coleman said in a press release.
Coleman was born in Greenville, NC and earned her bachelor of arts from NC A&T State University. Later, Linda earned a master in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
Linda is the proud mother of Kionna and Jimmy, Jr. and grandmother of two.
“Like so many North Carolinians, I have been dismayed as we’ve watched the tone-deaf Republican majority’s failed policies leave the middle class slipping further and further behind. I want to help build a North Carolina that gives opportunity to all its citizens, not just the privileged few. I want to help build a vibrant economy with a strong middle class as its backbone.”
Coleman’s kickoff event will take place Saturday, Jan. 13th at 11:00am at 1916 Stone Rose Road, Rocky Mount.
The Second Congressional District is currently represented by Republican George Holding of Raleigh who defeated Renee Ellmers of Dunn for the seat in 2016. The district now includes all or parts of Johnson, Harnett, Franklin, Nash, Wake and Wilson counties.