Valerie Foushee

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Valerie Foushee
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North Carolina State Senate, District 23
In office
September 13, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedSeptember 13, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 50
January 1, 2013-September 13, 2013
Office website
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Valerie P. Foushee is a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 23. She was first appointed to the chamber on September 13, 2013, to replace Ellie Kinnaird, who resigned to work in grassroots advocacy.[1]


Foushee was an administrative services supervisor before retirement.



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will take 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 and Lopez-Carter will face off in the general election.[2][3]


See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[4][5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngValerie Foushee 55% 24,806
     Republican Rod Chaney 45% 20,266
Total Votes 45,072
North Carolina House of Representatives District 50 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngValerie Foushee 80.5% 11,351
Travis A. Phelps 19.5% 2,744
Total Votes 14,095

Campaign donors

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.[7]

Valerie Foushee's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 50 Won $121,842
Grand Total Raised $121,842


Foushee 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


Foushee and her husband, Stan, have two children. They currently reside in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ellie Kinnaird (D)
North Carolina Senate - District 23
September 13, 2013–present
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Faison (D)
North Carolina House - District 50
2013–September 13, 2013
Succeeded by
Graig Meyer (D)