Representative Graig Meyer has served in the North Carolina House of Representatives since 2013. He represents House District 50, serving constituents in portions of Orange and Durham Counties.
Graig has worked across party lines as the founding Co-Chair of two bipartisan, bicameral legislative caucuses, the Early Childhood Caucus and the Life Sciences Caucus. During the 2015-16 legislative session, Graig was the Co-Chair of the House Democratic Freshman Caucus.
He has been recognized for his legislative leadership by the League of Conservation Voters with their Green Tie Rising Star award and by the Young Democrats of North Carolina with their Legislator of the Year award.
His legislative committee assignments include Education (K-12), Finance, Judiciary I, Aging, and Homeland Security, Military & Veteran Affairs.
As the only trained social worker currently in the General Assembly, Rep. Meyer approaches legislation with an eye towards protecting those who are marginalized, vulnerable and oppressed.
He successfully passed legislation to help families save money to care for their children with disabilities through adulthood; to help parents protect their children from online predators; to make it easier for families to set up guardianships for aging adults; and to help individuals and families by reducing the cost of home mortgage processing.
Prior to becoming a legislator, Rep. Meyer spent sixteen years working in North Carolina’s public schools. From 1998 through 2014, Graig was the coordinator of the Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate program. During his tenure leading BRMA, the program had a 97.5% graduation rate and 100% of the program’s graduates enrolled in post-secondary education.
From 2012 through 2014, Graig also served as the Director of Student Equity for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Graig has extensive experience with policy and staff development initiatives designed to end institutionalized racism and promote educational equity and excellence.
He continues to work with schools and youth-serving non-profits as the co-founder and principal consultant with The Equity Collaborative, LLC.