North Carolina State House, 50th District
A proven social worker and an educator, Graig Meyer will continue to fight for bold, progressive change as State Representative for the 50th District. Graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the College of Wooster, Graig trained as a social worker at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. Beginning in 1998, Graig served as coordinator for the Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate program, where he worked to help low-income students of color fulfill their full potential. During his tenure leading BRMA, the program achieved a 97.5% graduation rate, with 100% of program graduates enrolling in post-secondary education. From 2012 to 2014, Graig acted as the Director of Student Equity for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, where he continued to fight institutionalized racism and to support equitable, excellent education. In 2013, Graig received the William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations, in recognition and support of his efforts to address North Carolina’s most serious issues. That same year, Graig was appointed to the North Carolina House of Representatives. As a State Representative, Graig has become known as a champion for progressive causes. He sponsored legislation to raise the minimum wage, to tie the minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index, to limit racial profiling by police, and to repeal the death penalty. He also successfully passed laws to help families with disabled children, to prevent child identity theft, to reduce the cost of home mortgage processing, and to improve the care of Carolinian seniors.
As State Representative for the 50th District, Graig fights for a progressive agenda that will benefit all North Carolinians. He has resisted the Republican majority and their concerning, right-wing agenda. While the political climate in Raleigh will not change overnight, Graig is ready to lead the new generation of progressive leadership growing in North Carolina.