Linda Garrou

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Linda Garrou
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North Carolina State Senate District 32
Former member
In office
1999 - 2013
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Term limitsN/A
AssociatesSullins College (1962)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Georgia (1964)
Master'sUniversity of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (1967)
Date of birthJanuary 17, 1943
Place of birthAtlanta, Georgia
ProfessionRegional Administrator, AOCL
Personal website
Campaign website
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Linda Garrou (b. January 17, 1943) is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 32 from 1999 to 2013. She served as State Senate Minority Leader.

Garrou was a candidate for the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1996.

In early 2012 Garrou announced she would not seek re-election in 2012 as a result of new redistricting maps.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Garrou served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Garrou served on these committees:



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Garrou won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 32, defeating Nathan Jones (R) in the November 2 general election.[2]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 32 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Garrou (D) 24,125 65.37%
Nathan Jones (R) 12,780 34.63%

Garrou defeated Democratic primary challenger Edward (Ed) Hanes on May 4, 2010.[3]


On November 4, 2008, Garrou won re-election to the 32nd District in the North Carolina State Senate. Garrou had no challenger.[4]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Garrou collected $310,683 in donations.[5]


In 2008, Garrou collected $256,052 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
RJ Reynolds Tobacco $8,000
Citizens for Higher Education $8,000
North Carolina Home Builders Association $6,500
North Carolina Medical Society $6,000
Nationwide $5,000


Garrou earned her AA from Sullins College in 1962. She went on to receive his BSED from the University of Georgia in 1964. She then earned her MAT from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1967.

Garrou was a Social Studies Teacher at Jordan High School from 1964 to 1966. She was then an Assistant Administrator for Forsyth County Juvenile Justice Council from 1972 to 1981. She then worked as District Administrator for AOCL from 1987 to 1994. She has been Regional Administrator for AOCL from 1994 to the present.

Garrou has a husband, John.

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Political offices
Preceded by
North Carolina State Senate District 32
Succeeded by
Earline Parmon (D)