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Deborah is endorsed by the following groups and organizations.

  • Amalgamated Transit Union
  • Communications Workers of America
  • Equality NC
  • Humane Society Legislative Fund
  • Indy Week
  • The News & Observer
  • North Carolina Association of Educators
  • NC State AFL-CIO
  • State Employees Association of North Carolina

Meet Deborah Ross

Chances are, you already know Deborah. She and her husband, Steve Wrinn, are active in the Raleigh community where they’ve worked and lived for over 25 years.

Deborah grew up in a small town and from a young age her parents instilled in her the belief that with opportunity comes responsibility and that through public service she could help others and make a difference.

Deborah came to North Carolina for law school at UNC-Chapel Hill and became an active member of the local community. Deborah’s public service started in 2002 when she ran for and won a seat in the N.C. House of Representatives, where she served for more than ten years. As a Representative, Deborah worked to protect voting rights, fund transit and transportation projects, increase access to affordable housing and raise the minimum wage for state employees. Deborah served as both Majority and Minority Whip and chaired the Judiciary, Ethics and Election Laws Committees.

As a civil rights lawyer, Deborah has fought for fairness and justice, to level the playing field. In private practice, she works for a cleaner energy future. In the classroom, Deborah has passed these same values on to her students so the next generation can lead our communities into a fairer more sustainable future.

Deborah and Steve live in Raleigh with their objectively adorable dog, Wylie.

Why I’m Running for Congress

I came to North Carolina for an education and what I gained was so much more. Here in Wake County, I found a community that cares about our region, our people and our future. Together, we’ve created one of the fastest growing areas in the country. But along with all of this new opportunity come some serious challenges in transportation infrastructure, housing, healthcare, education, climate change and more.

Unfortunately, Congress has responded to challenges like those facing our communities with stop gaps and legislating from crisis to crisis. The truth is, Washington has lost its way catering to special interests and we all pay the price. Part of changing how Washington does business is changing who we send there.

I will never lose sight of our priorities and our people. I have a track record of working for our region and growing opportunities for us all. As your Representative in the state House for over 10 years, I worked across the aisle to protect voting rights, fund transportation and transit projects to make it easier for people to get to work and school, increase access to affordable housing and raise the minimum wage for state employees and fight for equal pay for women.

We don’t need more of the typical fights we’re accustomed to from Congress: partisan bickering, stalemates, special interests gaming the system. We need someone working for all of us—fighting for fairness, for equality, for progress. And working to get things done. I am willing to work with anyone and everyone who wants to do the right thing for our state and country. It’s time to reinstill faith and hope in our democratic systems.

That’s who I am, that’s what I’ve always done right here in North Carolina and that’s exactly what I’ll do if I earn your vote.