With a majority of the vote, we’re the Democratic Nominee and on a path to victory in November!
I have so many people to thank for this very special victory: all of our grassroots supporters who came out to help in the final push; the other Democrats who added to our spirited contest; and my family – for whom I first got in this race.
I have been truly humbled by the outpouring of support from you and others from across our district. Together, we did what they said couldn’t be done and we got a majority of the primary vote!
I want to go to Congress to be a voice for the working families of the 12th District — and I’ll be working every single day from now until November 4th to make sure that all we’ve accomplished thus far does not go to waste.
This race has been an excellent example of what’s so great about America – that we can all throw our hats into the race and have civil conversations and debates about the best way to move North Carolina and the nation forward.
I can’t promise that, in our general election, the Republicans will hold the same standard. But no matter the attacks they throw or SuperPAC money they air-drop into North Carolina, you can be sure that I will never be afraid to stand up and do what’s right for the people of our District.
We’ve got this. We can do this.
Thank you for absolutely everything.
On to November.
“As a mother, grandmother and teacher, I’m outraged by how Republicans in Congress keep ignoring the needs of our families. With your help, I’ll go to Congress and fight to stop them.” -Alma Adams
For Alma Adams, education and women’s rights aren’t political issues, they are personal issues that have shaped who she is today and how she represents the people she serves.
Growing up in a single parent household, Alma saw that the best way to get ahead was through dedication and hard work. Her mother’s sacrifices motivated Alma to not only complete her own education, but to pursue a path that led her to teaching in the classroom too. Alma is a strong, divorced mother who raised two wonderful children–including a daughter who followed Alma’s lead and became a teacher herself.
Alma’s introduction to politics was on the Greensboro City School Board, where she became the first African-American woman elected to that body and a strong advocate for educational opportunities for everyone in her community. After serving on the Greensboro City School Board, Alma was elected to the Greensboro City Council where she led efforts for affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization programs. Alma served on the Greensboro City Council until she was appointed to the General Assembly in 1994 by Governor James B. Hunt.