CLAYTON – Representative Donna McDowell White has announced her candidacy for re-election to the NC House District 26 seat in Johnston County.
“I have decided to file again for the District 26 seat because we are facing unbelievable growth and need a balanced perspective on progress and tradition. I have demonstrated to my constituents that I am always available and willing to listen. Additionally, I have the legislative experience through varied committee chairmanships and memberships that is much needed to represent the taxpayers of Johnston County,” White stated.
Representative White, a lifelong Clayton resident, was first elected in 2016. She proved her commitment to the district after serving more than 17 years combined on the Johnston County Public School Board and the Board of Adjustments.
Since her first election Rep. White, a registered nurse, has been a champion for many causes including public health, safer schools, and mental health services which includes recognizing PTSD for first responders, firefighters, and law enforcement.
“I am cool under pressure, and I know how to assess an issue and develop a plan of action. This past session has been one of the longest on record and I am proud of the budget the legislature created to serve the people of North Carolina. The NC House was very deliberate and thoughtful in our commitments and we coordinated unprecedented needs and demands with being good fiscal stewards as our beacon. “
Rep. White is proud of her legislative accomplishments this year, specifically the East Coast Greenway (ECG) legislation that authorizes the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to add the East Coast Greenway as a State Trail to the State Parks System. The ECG includes Sam’s Branch Greenway and the Neuse River trail.
“I am very proud of the work I have done in the NC House and am excited to run again so that I may keep serving the folks of Johnston County. l look forward to continuing my district travels and meeting with constituents to discuss their priorities.” Rep. White said.