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Cal Cunningham Announces for Lt. Governor

Cal Cunningham Announces for Lt. Governor

Raleigh, NC— Tomorrow, at the Health Science campus of Wake Tech Community College, Cal Cunningham will announce his candidacy to serve as North Carolina’s 35th Lieutenant Governor.

Cunningham will then take part in a multi-day statewide tour across North Carolina, including stops in his hometown of Lexington and across each region of the state, culminated by an appearance before the Senior Democrats of Mecklenburg County on Friday.

Cal has demonstrated public service in many ways.  As a state Senator, he championed smaller class sizes, higher teacher pay, increased university and community college funding and the creation of pre-K education.

He was a leading advocate for landmark clean air legislation, land preservation, and campaign finance reform.  He currently serves as Vice President, General Counsel of WasteZero, a Raleigh-based waste reduction company focused on 21st century environmental issues.

A veteran of active duty Army tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Cunningham volunteered for the United States Army Reserve in the days after September 11, 2001 and is the recipient of the Bronze Star and the General Douglas MacArthur Medal for his service.  He continues to train special forces at Fort Bragg and has been selected for promotion to Lt. Colonel in the Army Reserve.

As Lt. Governor, Cunningham will represent a new generation of leadership. He will work with Roy Cooper and the legislature on the most pressing issues of our time: climate change, support for public education, criminal justice reform, access to quality, affordable health care and the rising costs of college.  As a native of North Carolina’s western piedmont, he is uniquely positioned to bridge North Carolina’s urban-rural divide to ensure that the new economy works for everyone.

He is married to Elizabeth Kolb Cunningham, an attorney and Education Policy consultant. They have two teenage children, Caroline and Will.  

Schedule follows:

Cal Cunningham for Lt. Governor Announcement Tour Schedule

Tuesday, Jan 8

9:30-10:00 am: Announcement at Wake Tech (Raleigh, NC)

Location: Health Sciences Campus, Raleigh, NC

10:00-10:30 am: Press Availability

Location: Health Sciences Campus, Raleigh, NC

3:30-4:30 pm: Reception at Law Office of J. Calvin Cunningham (Lexington, NC)

Location: 18 South Main Street, Lexington, NC

4:30-5:00 pm: Speech on the steps of the Lexington Courthouse

Location: 110 W. Center St., Lexington, NC

5:00-5:30 pm: Press Availability

Location: 110 W. Center St., Lexington, NC

7:00-8:30 pm: Speak Cabarrus County Senior Dems (Concord, NC)

Location: Troutman’s BBQ- 362 Church St N, Concord, NC

Wednesday, Jan 9

10:00am-11:15 am: Henderson Dems (Hendersonville, NC)

Location: Appalachian Coffee Co. – 1628 5th Ave W, Laurel Park, NC

11:45-12:15 pm: Press Availability

Location: Appalachian Coffee Co. – 1628 5th Ave W, Laurel Park, NC

1:15-2:30 pm: Tour of Valdese Weavers (Valdese, NC)

Location: Valdese Weavers – 1000 Perkins Rd, Valdese, NC

7:00-9:00 pm: Watauga Democratic Party Meeting (Boone, NC)

Location: Boone Town Council Chambers, 1500 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, NC


Thursday, January 10

10:00-11:00 am: Fascinating Story Time (Fayetteville, NC)

Location: Fascinate-U Children’s Museum, 116 Green St, Fayetteville, NC

6:30-8:30 pm: Democratic Veterans Caucus (Sanford, NC)

Location: Lee County Democratic Party, 711 Carthage St, Sanford, NC


Friday, January 11

11:30-2:00 pm:  Mecklenburg County Senior Democrats Meeting (Charlotte, NC)

Location: Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center, 2921 Tuskaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC