Graig Meyer is running for North Carolina Senate in District 23 representing Orange, Caswell and Person Counties.
Representative Graig Meyer has served in the North Carolina House of Representatives since 2013. He represents House District 50, serving constituents in Orange and Caswell Counties.
As a trained social worker, Meyer approaches his public service through the desire to help people connect to the resources they need. His legislative priorities include ensuring every child receives a good education, families have access to good jobs and health care, addressing the global climate crisis, and ensuring every North Carolinian their full rights to justice and representation.
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 identity theft; to make it easier for families to set up guardianships for aging adults; and to reduce the cost of home mortgage processing.
Graig has been recognized for his legislative leadership by Equality NC as Legislator of the Year, 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 currently include Appropriations, Appropriations – Information Technology, Education K-12, Regulatory Reform, and Homeland Security, Military and Veterans Affairs.
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
Graig lives in Orange County with his partner, Kym Hunter, an environmental lawyer, and their five young children: Mason, William, Felix, Rio and Sky. Graig’s oldest daughter Ashley lives in Charlotte.
Graig continues to work with schools and youth-serving non-profits as a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of The Equity Collaborative, LLC. He also serves as a member of the Southern Regional Education Board.