DAVIDSON – Natasha Marcus plans to run for the District 98 seat in the N.C. House of Representatives.
The Davidson Democrat knows the race will garner extra attention because the seat is held by the Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, who has announced plans to run against U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan next year.
Marcus graduated from Duke University School of Law with honors. She went on to practice law at Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro for more than six years. She also served as a judicial clerk for Frank Bullock Jr. a Reagan appointee to the U.S. District Court in Greensboro.
She and her husband, Rob, settled in Davidson in 2007 to raise their two children, Madison and Ellie.
She jumped into volunteer roles with her daughters’ schools and organizations like the Ada Jenkins Center and the Free Clinic of Our Towns.
In 2011, Marcus became a team leader for Organizing for America. She led more than 1,000 volunteers in Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville during the 2012 presidential election, including non-partisan voter registration drives that allowed more than 1,100 area voters to register.
She wants to advocate for polices that build safe, healthy and inclusive community; make the district a model for job growth and business opportunity; and support education, from pre-kindergarten to college.
Marcus will make visits throughout the district to listen to concerns.