As a community leader, non-profit trail-blazer, small business owner, and immigration lawyer, Kathy Manning has devoted her life and career to helping make North Carolina a more prosperous and equitable state for all.
Kathy’s great-grandparents came to this country fleeing religious persecution with nothing but a determination to work hard and get a good education for their children. After graduating from Harvard University and the University of Michigan Law School, Kathy moved with her husband to his hometown of Greensboro, NC in 1987, where they raised their three children. After serving as a partner at a major law firm for 15 years, Kathy left to start her own small business. As a community and nonprofit leader, Kathy has held leadership positions within numerous organizations, including United Way, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, the National Conference for Community and Justice, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
When a chronic illness struck one of her daughters, Kathy experienced firsthand the frustration of fighting with big insurance companies and confronting outrageous drug prices, as well as the reality that having a pre-existing condition could prevent her daughter from getting insurance in the future. As a representative, Kathy will bring her record of getting things done to Washington. She knows that creating opportunity requires good paying jobs, affordable and accessible health care, and the education and training necessary to prepare people for tomorrow’s economy.
Kathy has spent her life bringing people together, and now she is ready to take her skills and determination to Washington to fight for hard-working North Carolinians and our country. Kathy ran for Congress against Rep. Ted Budd in 2018, losing to Budd 51.5 to 45.5%. Now that NC-06 has undergone significant redistricting, the odds are in Kathy’s favor to win this match, but she is going to need all the help she can get!
Why this race is competitive and critical to the balance of power in 2020:
- Kathy is very likely to be elected and will be a powerful ally to our issues post November.
- High Turnout in NC-06 will be instrumental to the electoral success of the statewide Senate race, a top Democratic pickup opportunity and one of the must-win paths to booting Mitch McConnell out of his leadership seat!