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Cheri Beasley

Democrat for NC-US Senate

Top Issues: Modernizing courts through technology, increasing access to recovery courts, ending the school-to-prison pipeline

Former Elected Office: Chief Justice, NC Supreme Court; Justice, NC Court of Appeals

Professional Background: Public defender

Education: BA, Douglass College, Rutgers University; JD, University of Tennessee College of Law; LLM, Duke University School of Law

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When she was elected to the NC Court of Appeals, Cheri became the first Black woman to win statewide office in North Carolina without first being appointed by a governor. She is also the first Black woman in the North Carolina Supreme Court’s 200-year history to serve as Chief Justice.