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Alma Adams' Biography

Office: U.S. House (NC) - District 12, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (NC) - District 12

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730 Hawthorne Lane 411
Charlotte, NC 28204

Post Office Box 31473
Charlotte, NC 28231

222 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3312

801 East Morehead Street
Suite 150
Charlotte, NC 28202

2436 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3312

Full Name:

Alma Shealey Adams

Gender:

Female

Family:

Divorced; 2 Children: Billy, Linda

Birth Date:

05/27/1946

Birth Place:

High Point, NC

Home City:

Charlotte, NC

PhD, Art/Multicultural Education, Ohio State University, 1981

MS, Art Education, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 1972

BS, Art Education, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 1968

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 12, 2014-present

Former Member, Greensboro City School Board

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 12, 2020

Representative, North Carolina State House of Representatives, District 58, 1994-2014

Former Member, Greensboro City Council, 1987-1994

Member, Art Caucus, present

Founder, Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus, present

Chair, North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus, North Carolina State House of Representatives, present

Member, Women's Caucus, present

Former Chair, Appropriations Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives

Former Member, Education and the Workforce Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Ranking Member, Investigations, Oversight and Regulations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Commerce Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on General Government, North Carolina State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Science and Technology, North Carolina State House of Representatives

Former Chair, North Carolina Women’s Legislative Caucus, North Carolina State House of Representatives

Former Member, Small Business Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Director, Bennett Art Gallery, Bennett College

Former Art Collections Manager, Bennett College

Former Chair, Humane Studies, Bennett College

Former Director, Humanities Division, Bennett College

Former Chair, Visual Arts, Bennett College

Professor, Art, Bennet College, 1972-2012

Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 1978-present

Founding Member, American Legacy Foundation, present

Member, Association of Art Professors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, present

Member, Guilford Democratic Women, present

Member, National Art Education Association, present

Life Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), present

Member, National Conference of Artists, present

Member, New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, present

Member, North Carolina Equity, present

Co-Founder, African American Atelier Art Gallery, 1990

Awards:

Distinguished Women's Award, Saint John A.M.E. Church, 2011; Outstanding Leadership Award, Old North State Medical Society; Advocacy Award, North Carolina Support Center, 2010; Certificate of Appreciation, North Carolina Public Health Incubators Collaborative, 2008; Woman of Achievement in the Arts Award; Belle Ringer Role Model Image Award; Mary Powell Seymour Award; Legislative Service Award, North Carolina Sickle Cell Syndrome; John L. Sanders Student Advocate Award, The North Carolina Student Government Association; Excellence in Equity Award, North Carolina Association of Educators, 2008; ARC Legislative Award; Legislative Award, National Organization for Women (NOW); Defenders of Justice Award, North Carolina Justice Center, 2006; Inductee, Society of Our Wise Women, Bennett College; The Faith Active in Public Life Award, North Carolina Council of Churches, 2007; Legislator of the Year, Common Sense Foundation, 2007; W.E.B. Dubois Award, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2008; Sally S. Cone Health Hero Award, North Carolina Planned Parenthood, 2012; Citizen of the Year, Omega Psi Phi; North Carolina Hunger Network Advocate Award; Governors Distinguished North Carolina Women of Achievement Award; Luther "Nick" Jerald's Legislative Human Service Award; Influential Woman Award, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), 2007; Bridge Builders Award, Greensboro Chapter, National Association of Negro Business/Professional Women's Clubs, Incorporated; Leadership Award, Raleigh Chapter, Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Incorporated, 2009; Decade of Service Award, Leadership Connections, 2010; Bertha B. Holt Legislative Award, 2012; Sojourner Truth Meritorious Award; Friend of a Worker Award, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO); 11th Annual Women of Achievement Award, General Federation of Women's Clubs of North Carolina; Woman of the Year Award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Eleanor Roosevelt Award; Displaced Homemakers Advocacy Award; Distinguished Alumni, National Association For Equal Opportunity (NAFEO); Vanguard Society Award in the Arts, United Arts Council of Greensboro, 2004; Distinguish Service Award, General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Names of Grandchildren:

Billy, Aaron, Joslyn, and Miracle

Number of Grandchildren:

4

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