We believe in the power of the political process. Electing candidates who care about the lives and needs of society’s most marginalized is the first step towards building a better North Carolina — and world — for us all.
Born and raised in Smithfield, NC, Allen Wellons has made a career as a family farm manager and practicing law. For six years he served in the North Carolina Senate where he supported public education, workforce training, and agriculture policies that helped boost exports and strengthen North Carolina farm communities. He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and holds a Juris Doctorate from NC Central University School of Law. His priorities include investing in our public schools, expanding workforce training programs, and recruiting new high-wage jobs.
Wally White, an openly LGBTQ candidate and Rockingham County native, is challenging Senate Majority leader Phil Berger. He’s committed to serving the community and working hard. Nowhere are these values more apparent than from his past career in film and television, as well as his current vocation as a minister. He’ll bring his hardworking values and broad experience to bear if selected for the General Assembly. His priorities include supporting public education, expanding Medicaid, ending gerrymandering, and helping small business and economic development.
Combining her passion for education and leadership, Aimy Steele most recently spent her days as an elementary school principal in Concord, North Carolina. She is passionate about public education and working with children. Her experience in the day-to-day operations of public schools has allowed her to gain a hands-on understanding of the issues and challenges existing in the local school system. Aimy is an advocate for public education including free preschool for all children ages 3-4 and education that ensures opportunities for high-skill jobs in an increasingly competitive workforce.
Equality North Carolina joins the countless communities across our country crying out in rage and contempt for the justice system’s failure to hold the officers who murdered Breonna Taylor in her own bed accountable.