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Salvador now the youngest Black woman to serve in NC Senate

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Salvador now the youngest Black woman to serve in NC Senate

By WBTV Web Staff via

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – DeAndrea Salvador is now the youngest Black woman to ever serve in the North Carolina Senate, and the youngest Senator of the upcoming biennium.

Salvador was sworn in as the State Senator for District 39 (Mecklenburg County) on Jan. 4. She was sworn in by former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice the Honorable Patricia Timmons-Goodson, the first Black woman to serve on the NC Supreme Court.

Salvador took the oath alongside her husband and children.

“I’m grateful to people of District 39 for the tremendous honor to serve them in the General Assembly,” said Salvador. “These are challenging times, and in the biennium ahead, I plan to find commonsense agreements to help our community recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I will work towards robust economic recovery, stronger support for our schools, as well as strive to connect our community to well-paying jobs, improved access to clean energy, and to keep environmental and racial…

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