Deborah Ross

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DEBORAH ROSS
CANDIDATE FOR U.S. HOUSE
D-NORTH CAROLINA 2ND DISTRICT
 
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
 
BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER
PARTY: Democrat
 
BORN: 6/20/1963
 
EDUCATION: Brown University (BA), University of North Carolina (JD)
 
OCCUPATION: Lawyer
 
FAMILY: Married
 
CAREER:
  • Representative, North Carolina State House of Representatives, District 34 (2003-2013)
  • Majority Whip, North Carolina House of Representatives (2006-2010
  • Minority Whip, North Carolina State House of Representatives (2011-2012)
  • Co-Chair, Democrat Conference, North Carolina State House of Representatives (2013)
  • Candidate, United States Senate, North Carolina (2016)
 
ISRAEL

  • Supports a two-state solution.
  • Believes in a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.
 
CHOICE

  • 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.
 
In Her Own Words

“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

 
Interesting Facts

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.