|North Carolina State Senate, District 23|
|September 13, 2013-Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Appointed||September 13, 2013|
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 50|
|January 1, 2013-September 13, 2013|
Foushee was an administrative services supervisor before retirement.
Foushee's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Defending Women's Rights
- Excerpt: "We need to empower women and their doctors, in consultation with family and faith, making decisions about their health without Republican men getting in the way."
Strengthening Public Education
- Excerpt: "In order to be competitive nationally and globally, we must support universal pre-k, our K – 12 programs and strengthen our community colleges and public universities."
Equal Protection and Respect for all
- Excerpt: "Amendment 1 must be repealed. Our state suffers every day that this bigoted law is enshrined in our constitution. Members of the LGBTQ community deserve the opportunity to marry, to be protected in their jobs and to be treated equally under the law."
Protecting our Environment
- Excerpt: "Hydrolic fracturing, or fracking, represents a serious threat to our drinking water in North Carolina."
Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Valerie Foushee was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Mary Lopez-Carter was unopposed in the Republican primary. Foushee defeated Lopez-Carter in the general election.
|North Carolina State Senate, District 23 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Valerie Foushee Incumbent||68.2%||53,652|
Foushee ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 50. She defeated Travis A. Phelps in the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012. Foushee defeated Rod Chaney (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 50, General Election, 2012|
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 50 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Travis A. Phelps||19.5%||2,744|
Comprehensive donor information for Foushee is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Foushee raised a total of $121,842 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.
|Valerie Foushee's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Carolina House of Representatives, District 50||$121,842|
|Grand Total Raised||$121,842|
2012Foushee won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Foushee raised a total of $121,842.
|North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Valerie Foushee's campaign in 2012|
|North Carolina Democratic Party||$43,364|
|Lillians List of North Carolina||$8,000|
|Brown, Jane D||$2,357|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||$2,000|
|Craven, Elizabeth B||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$121,842|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 9 to July 26. In 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly will be in session from May 14 through a date to be determined by the legislature.
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Foushee and her husband, Stan, have two children. They currently reside in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money: 2012
- Wral.com, "Freshman Rep. Foushee to fill Kinnaird's Senate seat," accessed September 13, 2013
- fousheefornc.com, "Issues," accessed August 18, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed August 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "05/06/2014 Official Primary Election Results - Statewide," accessed December 5, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "11/04/2014 Official General Election Results - Statewide," accessed December 5, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Primary Election Results," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 General Election Results," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed June 22, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Foushee, Valerie Jean Paige," accessed August 30, 2013
Ellie Kinnaird (D)
|North Carolina Senate - District 23
September 13, 2013–present
| Succeeded by|
Bill Faison (D)
|North Carolina House - District 50
2013–September 13, 2013
| Succeeded by|
Graig Meyer (D)