Graig Meyer is running for a second term in North Carolina Senate District 23 representing Orange, Caswell and Person Counties.

Graig has served in the General Assembly for more than a decade. He previously served in the North Carolina House of Representatives beginning in 2013 representing House District 50 serving Orange and Caswell counties. In 2022, Graig was elected to represent Senate District 23.

As a trained social worker, Graig 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 and ensuring every North Carolinian their full rights to justice and representation. He has been a leading voice for public education and ensuring the state does its part to combat the ongoing climate crisis. He has also been one of the state’s leading advocates for cannabis legalization and reinvesting tax dollars into the marginalized communities most harmed by the War on Drugs. He is a lead sponsor of the Marijuana Justice and Reinvestment Act.

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. He is the recipient of the 2024 Sunshine Award from the NC Open Government Coalition for his strong advocacy on government transparency issues.

His legislative committee assignments currently include Appropriations, Appropriations – Information Technology, Education K-12, Regulatory Reform, and Homeland Security, Military and Veterans Affairs. He currently serves on the Transportation and State and Local Government committees, among others.

Prior to becoming a legislator, Graig spent sixteen years working in North Carolina’s public schools. From 1998 through 2014, he 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.