RACE SUMMARY: Deborah Ross is a candidate for North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District. NC court-ordered redistricting made the district significantly more Democratic-leaning.
VOTING RECORD: Project VoteSmart
EDUCATION: Brown University (BA), University of North Carolina (JD)
- Supports a two-state solution.
- Believes in a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.
- Stands by Roe v. Wade.
- Support efforts to lower the Georgia maternal mortality rate.
- Will prioritize fighting for access to quality health and reproductive care.
“I’ve spent my entire career improving the quality of life in our community — and throughout North Carolina. I’m running for Congress because we need to put aside partisan bickering and focus on the fight for fairness, equality, and progress. Let’s do this together.” 1
"No politician should come between medical providers and their patients. That’s why I have worked for decades to protect access to abortion, as a lawyer and a legislator, and in Congress, I will prioritize fighting for access to quality health and reproductive care." 2
"Unfortunately, too few women take the risk of running for political office or assuming positions of influence. As a result, our voices are not part of the conversation yet alone the final decision. If we want to make a difference, we must put ourselves forward and accept the challenge on our own terms." 3
Acted as both Majority and Minority Whip and chaired the Judiciary, Ethics, and Election Laws Committees in the North Carolina statehouse.
Serves as a civil rights lawyer.
Ran for the Senate in 2016.