Running for Reelection in 2018

I am proud and excited to announce that as of early this past Monday morning, I have officially filed to run for reelection for North Carolina Senate District 19. I hope to continue to work on behalf of the citizens of my district as I have for the last four terms here in Raleigh. I […]

Senate Passes GenX Funding Bill

This past month, I helped pass a bill that directs the state to tap into a network of scientific resources with the UNC system for investigating water quality and implications of the GenX contamination of the Cape Fear River, discovered this past summer. I helped introduce this measure, which highlights, among other things, the availability […]

Senator Meredith Announces Cumberland County Schools Could Receive Over $15 Million Dollars in Additional Funding Under New Bill

This past month, I announced that Cumberland County Schools could receive over $15 million dollars in additional state funding under a bill he helped craft that shifts nearly $58 million received by Gov. Roy Cooper away from what some are referring to as the governor’s personal ‘slush fund’ and instead toward local school districts directly […]

Plan to Phase In Smaller K-3 Class Sizes, Fund Special Subject Area Teachers, End Pre-K Waiting List

This past month, we unveiled an aggressive effort to improve student outcomes in the early grades by phasing in smaller class sizes and lower student-to-teacher ratios in kindergarten through third grade classrooms, providing millions of additional state dollars to fund special subject area teachers and eliminating the state’s Pre-K waiting list. The co-chairs of the […]

Local Teachers Receive Bonuses in our District

This past summer, I was instrumental in creating and awarding bonuses to educators who went above and beyond to ensure that students exceeded expectations in their end of year testing. The General Assembly approved a bonus for 3rd grade teachers who scored in the top 23% in growth in the state and/or locally for Reading. […]

2018 North Carolina Women Military Vets Summit and Expo

Please attend  the 2018 NC Women MilVets Summit & Expo May 02, 2018 at the McKimmon Center at NCSU in Raleigh, NC. The N.C. Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and the NC Veterans Business Association, working with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other partners, will conduct a special event designed to Empower, Educate […]