N.C. Representative Graig Meyer Biography
Representative Graig Meyer has served in the North Carolina General Assembly since 2013, representing Orange and Caswell counties in House District 50. 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, and that all North Carolinians have equal access to justice and fair representation. Rep. Meyer is also deeply committed to fighting the climate crisis and ensuring a clean,healthy environment for all.
Rep. Meyer has successfully passed legislation to help families save money to care for children with disabilities; 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. He was the co-founder of two bi-partisan issue caucuses, one focused on Early Childhood Education, and the other on North Carolina’s Life Sciences industry. His current committee assignments are Education (K-12), Appropriations, Appropriations – Information Technology, Regulatory Reform, and Veterans Affairs.
In 2018, as chair of the N.C. House Democratic Caucus Recruitment Committee, Rep. Meyer was instrumental in helping to break the Republican supermajority in the legislature by recruiting an historic 120 Democratic candidates for every House race. In 2020, he co-chaired the House Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee.
Rep. Meyer has been recognized for his legislative leadership by a number of organizations, including the League of Conservation Voters, the Young Democrats of North Carolina, the North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons, and Equality NC.
Prior to becoming a legislator, Rep. Meyer spent sixteen years working in North Carolina’s public schools as the coordinator of the Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate program helping students be the first in their family to attend college. 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.