Meet Yvonne Lewis Holley
Yvonne Holley is a proud native of North Carolina that was born and raised in Raleigh. As a child, her parents stressed to her the importance of courage and strong community leadership and compassion. They also ensured that she understood the necessity of education and public service. Her father, the first African-American TV broadcaster for WRAL-TV, allowed her at an early age to witness how strong leadership and hard work could make positive change for everyone in the community.
She began her education in the Raleigh School System, as one of the first African-American students at the then-newly desegregated Enloe High School. It was here where she began to work hard to cross the divide between her and her peers and form relationships despite conflict. Her commitment to bridging racial, political and other societal divides has been a defining quality her entire life.
Working her way through Howard University, she began a career dedicated to education, health, economics, youth development and political advocacy. Yvonne's heart for public service includes twenty-five years dedicated to working as a state government employee. This life path is a direct link from a humble beginning of community awareness.
In 2013, she successfully ran for N.C. House seat in the 38th district and has since championed real change for underserved North Carolinians. She cut through partisan red tape in order to combat food insecurity across North Carolina. She is committed to improving access to cost-effective housing, healthy food, a quality education, and ensuring workplace justice and equality.
Now, she is running for Lt. Governor to continue her work in combating inequality and divisive politics in order to give the citizens of NC what we deserve: a Lt. Governor committed to serving the state.