Linda Coleman was born in Greenville, N.C. She earned her bachelor of arts from N.C. A&T State University. Later, Linda earned a master in public administration from the University of Pittsburghs Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
Linda is a proven leader who has been an effective voice for North Carolina. She served as Chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, was elected three times to the North Carolina House of Representatives and served as the Director of the Office of State Personnel from 2009 to 2012.
In 2012, Linda was a candidate for Lt. Governor and ran one of the most competitive statewide races that year, capturing over 2.1 million votes statewide.
Linda is the proud mother of Kionna and Jimmy, Jr. and grandmother of two.
I’m running for Lieutenant Governor because I want to give North Carolina’s middle class families a fighting chance again.
The Republican majority running things in Raleigh continues to unravel so much of what built our great state and all the while they’ve had a cheering partner in our Lieutenant Governor.
It’s time for a different approach.
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.
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.
I know, working together, we can achieve this and more. Join me today.