The 58th District already has a voice


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Recently you featured a letter to the editor by Curtis Thomas, titled “Aggies need a choice in order to have a voice.”  It struck me as peculiar that he did not mention that the 58th district incumbent is Alma Adams, an art professor at Bennett College and an “Aggie twice” who has effectively served this district for 16 years. 

In legislative sessions from 2007-09, Representative Adams helped bring in more than $125 million in additional funding for A&T and UNCG.  She was the author of the University Equity Bill, which led to the passage of the historic $3.l billion bond package for new construction at A&T and UNCG.  She secured the first recurring matching state dollars for our Agricultural Research and Education, and $2 million for our College of Engineering. On May 22, 2008, the General Assembly convened at A&T, the first time the legislature had done so at an HBCU. She wrote the bill to give the student member of the UNC Board of Governors a vote.  She is one of two African American Appropriations Chairs, the 2nd ranking Democratic Woman in the House and chair of the Legislative Black Caucus. The Caucus Foundation contributes $100,000 annually to our HBCU’s.   I can attest to Alma Adams dedication and benevolence. My fellow Aggies, before you vote in this primary, I implore you to not let our ONE legislative advocate slip away. -Brittany DrakefordDrakeford works at Alma Adams’ African American Atelier 

  • Brittany Drakeford