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Valerie Foushee's Biography

Office: State Senate (NC) - District 23, Democratic

Contact Information

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145 Rubrum Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278

357 Wesley Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

North Carolina Senate
300 North Salisbury Street, Room 517
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Full Name:

Valerie Paige Foushee

Gender:

Female

Family:

Husband: Stanley; 2 Children: Stanley II, Terrence

Birth Date:

05/07/1956

Birth Place:

Chapel Hill, NC

Home City:

Hillsborough, NC

Religion:

Christian

BA, Political Science/Afro-American Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Senator, North Carolina State Senate, District 23, 2013-present

Candidate, North Carolina State Senate, District 23, 2020

Chair, Board of Commissioners, Orange County, 2008-2010

Member, Board of Commissioners, Orange County, 2004-2010

Member, Board of Education, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, 1997- 2004

Chair, Board of Education, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, 2001-2003

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

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

Former Member, Appropriations on Justice and Public Safety Committee, North Carolina State Senate

Former Member, Information Technology Committee, North Carolina State Senate

Former Member, Judiciary I Committee, North Carolina State Senate

Former Employee, Chapel Hill Police Department

Member, Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate, present

Member, Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of Eastern Piedmont, present

Member, First Baptist Church, present

Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch, present

Member, Randolph Chapter #185 Order of the Eastern Star, present

Member, Triangle Park Chapter, the Links, Incorporated, present

Former Church School Superintendent, First Baptist Church

Board Chair, Marian Jackson Center

Chair, North Carolina Black Alliance

Member, University of North Carolina Board of Visitors, 2011-2015

Member, Board of Directors, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, 2009-2012

Member, Board of Directors, Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau, 2008-2012

Member, Board of Directors, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, 2011-2012

Member, Board of Directors, Orange County Social Services, 2004-2012

Member, Board of Trustees, Durham Technical Community College, 2008-2012

President, North Carolina Association of Black County Officials, 2010-2012

Chair, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Healthy Living Task Force, 2012

Awards:

Hometown Hero, 1360 WCHL (2011)

Chapel Hill Carrboro Chamber of Commerce Award for Public Private Partnership (2010)

Chapel Hill Carrboro NAACP M.L.King Service Award (2004)

NC School Boards Association All-State School Board (2004)

Women Of Distinction ECA Woman of the Year (2003)

Spouse's Occupation:

Retired Fire Marshal for the Town of Carrboro and a Deacon at First Baptist Church

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