Deborah Ross, who served for over ten years as a state house member representing Wake County, announced Tuesday her candidacy for Congress in North Carolina’s newly drawn US House Second District. The seat is currently held by Rep. George Holding.
“I’m running for Congress because I care deeply about our community. Together we’ve created one of the fastest growing regions in America right here in Wake County and we need a representative in Congress who can help harness this opportunity and work to solve the challenges that come with it – from transportation and housing to health care and climate change,” Ross said. “I’ve always worked for solutions and fought for fairness and that’s exactly what I’ll do as a new voice for our region in Congress.”
As a state representative for over a decade, Ross developed a reputation and track record for working across the aisle and getting things done. Ross worked to protect voting rights, fund transit and transportation projects, increase access to affordable housing and raise the minimum wage for state employees. She served as both Majority and Minority Whip and chaired the Judiciary, Ethics and Election Laws Committees.
“I’m willing to work with anyone and everyone to do the right thing for North Carolina and our nation,” Ross said. “We don’t need more of the typical fights we’re accustomed to from Congress: partisan bickering, stalemates, special interests gaming the system. We need someone working for all of us – fighting for fairness, for equality, for progress, and working to get things done. That’s what I’ve done here in North Carolina and it’s what I’ll do as your representative in Congress.”