GREENSBORO, N.C. — Democratic nominee Kathy Manning won the seat as the new congresswoman in North Carolina’s 6th Congressional District Tuesday.
Manning won the race against Republican candidate Joseph Lee Haywood. The two faced off to claim a seat in the US House of Representatives in order to represent North Carolina in Congressional District 6.
The newly seated congresswoman told WFMY News 2 back in March, she plans to focus on accessible health care, investing in schools and teachers, raising the minimum wage, women’s health and climate change.
State judges approved a new map of the district last year.
The district includes all of Guilford County and part of Forsyth County. However, before, it included parts of Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham, Caswell, Chatham, Lee and Person counties.
Manning described Congressional District 6 as “a Triad district” having all of Guilford County, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point in one district.
“There are so many common strengths and common issues that need to be addressed," she said.
The newly elected official lives in Greensboro, earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan. Manning’s career experience includes working as an attorney and a small business owner.
Kathy’s great-grandparents came to this country running away from religious persecution with nothing but a determination to work hard and get a good education for their children, according to Manning’s campaign’s website.
Manning’s father worked for Ford Motor Company for 40 years and her mother was a public school teacher.
“From them, Kathy learned the importance of perseverance, the value of education, and the importance of giving back to your community,” the campaign wrote. “She’s spent her life bringing people together to make our community a better place for all, and she’s ready to take her skills to Washington to fight for hard-working North Carolinians and our country.”
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