Linda Coleman announced Wednesday that she will once again make a bid for NC Lieutenant Governor during the 2016 elections.
“I’m running for Lieutenant Governor because we need a new approach in Raleigh. North Carolinians know that I am battle tested and ready to go to bat for the middle class and to create jobs for our future,” Coleman said.
“I cannot sit by silently while we watch years of North Carolina’s progress upended by the Lieutenant Governor and the Republican General Assembly. My opponent has eagerly cheered on an ideological agenda that has hurt middle class families, rendered public education unrecognizable, and gutted women’s access to health care. I look forward to reconnecting with our 2 million supporters from 2012 and reaching new voters to build the campaign that leads to victory in 2016,” Coleman continued.
As the former Director of the Office of State Personnel, former N.C. House Representative, Chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners and classroom teacher, Linda has always fought for middle class families and that’s what she’ll do as Lieutenant Governor.
In 2012, Coleman waged one of the most competitive statewide races as the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, capturing over 2.1 million votes and outperforming both the Democratic nominee for president and governor that year. Just over 6,800 votes separated Coleman from her opponent in the official vote count.