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Jay Chaudhuri's Biography

Office:

Contact Information

North Carolina State Senate
16 West Jones Street, Room 1028
Raleigh, NC 27601

Full Name:

Jay Jyoti Chaudhuri

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Sejal; 2 Children

Birth Date:

08/06/1969

Birth Place:

Chattanooga, TN

Home City:

Raleigh, NC

Religion:

Hindu

JD, Civil Rights, North Carolina Central University School of Law, 1996-1999

MIA, International Policy and Management, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, 1992-1994

BA, South Asian Studies, Davidson College, 1987-1991

Democratic Whip, North Carolina State Senate, 2019-present

Senator, North Carolina State Senate, District 15, 2019-present

Candidate, North Carolina State Senate, District 15, 2020

Senator, North Carolina State Senate, District 16, 2016-2019

Candidate, North Carolina State Senate, District 16, 2016

Former Member, Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources, North Carolina State Senate

Former Member, Appropriations/Base Budget Committee, North Carolina State Senate

Former Member, Appropriations on Agriculture, Natural, and Economic Resources Committee, North Carolina State Senate

Former Member, Appropriations on General Government and Information Technology Committee, North Carolina State Senate

Former Member, Appropriations on Pensions, Compensation, and Benefits Committee, North Carolina State Senate

Former Member, Commerce Committee, North Carolina State Senate

Former Member, Education/Higher Education Committee, North Carolina State Senate

Former Member, Judiciary II Committee, North Carolina State Senate

Former Member, Pensions & Retirement and Aging Committee, North Carolina State Senate

Former Member, State and Local Government Committee, North Carolina State Senate

Former Chair, Council of Institutional Investors

Former Member, Harvard Institutional Investor Advisory Board

General Counsel & Senior Policy Advisor to Treasurer, North Carolina Department of State Treasurer, 2009-2015

Adjunct Law Professor, North Carolina Central University, 2007-2008

Special Counsel to Attorney General, North Carolina Department of Justice, 2001-2008

Law Clerk to Judge Linda McGee, North Carolina Court of Appeals, 1999-2000

Legislative Counsel, State Senate Majority Leader, 2000

Issues and Research Director, Charlie Sanders for United States Senate, 1995-1996

Research Assistant, Harvey Gantt for United States Senate, 1996

Jacob K. Javits Fellow, United States Senator Russ Feingold, 1994-1995

Board Member, Dorothea Dix Conservancy Board, 2015-present

Member, Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Board, present

Awards:

He has also been awarded the William C. Friday Fellowship, Henry Toll Fellowship, and American Marshall Memorial Fellowship.
The North Carolina Bar Association has awarded Jay the Citizens Lawyer award given to lawyers who provide exemplary service to their communities.

Leaders in the Law Award
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly
2014

Father's Occupation:

Veteran Administration Hospital

Priority Issues:

Jay is running for State Senate to make education a priority again, including fighting for better teacher pay. He will be a voice for progressive values by standing up against the Tea Party and right-wing Republicans. Jay will lead the fight to protect a woman's right to choose, push for stronger gun control laws, and always stand up for North Carolina children and families.

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