Patricia Timmons-Goodson

North Carolina 08

National Candidate

Patricia Timmons-Goodson was one of the first African-American students to become a double Tar Heel, earning her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After law school, Pat oversaw Fayetteville operations for the U.S. Census Office in Charlotte during the 1980 count, and then went on to become a respected Cumberland County assistant district attorney.

Pat became the first African-American woman on the Supreme Court of North Carolina in 2006. After stepping down from the Supreme Court in 2012, she was appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights in 2014 and was nominated by President Obama in 2016 to serve as a federal judge before the nomination was blocked by Senators Richard Burr and Mitch McConnell.

Since her appointment to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Pat has continued her fight to ensure everyone is treated equally under the law and to combat discrimination. Pat and her husband are the parents to two adult children and currently reside in Fayetteville.

Patricia Timmons-Goodson is running for US House of Representatives for North Carolina's Eighth District.

For voting information, visit the North Carolina State Board of Election's website.

The USPS is advising voters to mail in their ballots 14 days in advance, which is October 20 – or sooner – for the November 3 General Election.

Pat's Website

Sign up to volunteer

Being a volunteer doesn't mean you have to spend all day canvassing! There are lots of things you can do to help, even if you only have 5 minutes. Find out how you can help in your local races today!

Volunteer for Patricia Timmons-Goodson