Kelly M. Alexander, Jr. (born October 17, 1948) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly.[1] He represents the 107th district.[2] During the 2015 legislative session, Alexander is one of 22 African Americans in the North Carolina House of Representatives.[3]

Kelly Alexander
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Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 107th district
Assumed office
2009
Personal details
Born (1948-10-17) October 17, 1948 (age 70)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Political partyDemocratic

Alexander is the son of NAACP chair Kelly Alexander Sr and nephew of civil rights activist Frederick Alexander.

He attended West Charlotte High School and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alexander returned to Charlotte after college to manage the Alexander Funeral Home. He has taught classes at Central Piedmont Community College, Johnson C. Smith University, Queens University of Charlotte and University of North Carolina at Charlotte.[4]

Following in his fathers's footsteps, Alexander became President of the NC NAACP and served on the national NAACP board. He first ran for NC General Assembly in 2008 and won, taking his oath in 2009.[4]

Alexander was the first African American to be appointed to the Airport Advisory Committee from 1978-1984. He was involved in preventing an NC amendment that would allow state assemblymen to serve for four terms instead of two.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/103075/kelly-alexander-jr#.WcKJ_bKGOM8
  2. ^ a b http://ncchamber.capwiz.com/ncchamber/bio/id/20886
  3. ^ "North Carolina African-American Legislators 1969-2015*" (PDF). Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  4. ^ a b "About". Kelly Alexander. Retrieved 2016-11-08.

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