Press Release • September 22, 2022

Equality North Carolina PAC Releases Final Round of Endorsements

For immediate release

Nate Fischer | Equality NC |

RALEIGH – On Thursday, Equality NC PAC released its fifth and final round of endorsements for the 2022 elections. This batch of endorsements includes leaders running for Congress, the NCGA, local offices, and school boards with contests on November 8, 2022.

Equality NC Executive Director Kendra R. Johnson (she/her/ella) said:

We're so pleased with this final slate of candidates. We've carefully selected these candidates and chosen those who we feel confident will stand for racial justice and LGBTQ+ equity. These candidates join our previous endorsees to form a strong slate, ready to advocate for marginalized communities and protect against injustice. With 47 days till election day, it's crucial that we elect these candidates to represent our state.

These are the newly endorsed candidates:

U.S. House

Valerie Foushee, NC-04

NC General Assembly

Diamond Staton-Williams, House District 73

Dan Blue, Senate District 14

Mary Wills Bode, Senate District 18

County Commission

Cheryl F. Stallings, Wake, District 3

City Council

Corey Branch, Raleigh, District C

Todd Kennedy, Raleigh, District D

Board of Education

Melissa Easley, Mecklenburg, D1

Carol Sawyer, Mecklenburg, D4

Stephanie Sneed, Mecklenburg, D4

Trent Merchant, Mecklenburg, D5

Summer Nunn, Mecklenburg, D6

Dorian Cromartie, New Hanover

Monika Johnson-Hostler, Wake, D2

Chris Heagarty, Wake, D7

Tyler Swanson, Wake, D9

The full list of endorsed candidates can be found here. For information on how to register to vote, requesting absentee ballots or checking your registration status, visit ENC's Voting Hub here.

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Equality North Carolina builds LGBTQ+ power through advocacy, education, and uplifting the stories of queer and trans North Carolinians in pursuit of racial and social justice.

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