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Kelly M. Alexander, Jr.DEMDemocrat State Representative, District 107
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Kelly M. Alexander Jr. (born October 17, 1948) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly. He represents the 107th district. During the 2015 legislative session, Alexander is one of 22 African Americans in the North Carolina House of Representatives.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.Following in his father'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.Alexander was the first African American to be appointed to the Airport Advisory Committee from 1978 to 1984. He was involved in preventing an NC amendment that would allow state assemblymen to serve for four terms instead of two.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
MA Public Administration
1973
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
BS Political Science
1970
Past Positions1 - 21 of 21
Representative
North Carolina State House of Representatives
2008 - Current
Consultant
Learn It Systems
2008
Guest Columnist
Charlotte Observer
2001
Host
Black Media Association Live
1995 - 1997
Instructor
Harding Evening School
1988 - 1989
Executive Vice President
United States Youth Council
1977 - 1985
Guest Columnist
Charlotte News
1982 - 1985
Lecturer
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
1981 - 1985
Commentator
Metrolina Viewpoint WSOC All News Radio
1978 - 1983
Instructor
Barber Scotia College
1979 - 1981
Producer
The Black Presence in North Carolina
1979
Part-time Instructor
Johnson C. Smith University
1977 - 1978
Host
Experience
1974 - 1977
Executive Producer
Talk to the People
1974 - 1976
Adjunct Instructor
Central Piedmont Community College
1975
Volunteer Instructor
The Open High School
1974 - 1975
Vice President
Alexander Funeral Home
1973 - Current
Chief of Planning
Charlotte Area Fund
1972 - 1973
Visiting Instructor
North Carolina Central University
1971 - 1972
News Director
WMO, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1967 - 1969
Lecturer
Queens College
Other Experience1 - 46 of 46
Co-Chair
Freshman Democratic Caucus
2008 - 2010
Member
Board of Directors, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Urban League
2010
Member, Board of Visitors
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2009 - Current
Member
Career-Ready Commission, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
2009
Chair
New Brooklyn Initiative
2003 - 2008
Member
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission
2007 - 2008
Chair
Mothers of Murdered Offspring
1997 - 2007
President
University Park Neighborhood Association
2003 - 2007
Member
School Building Solutions Committee
2006
Member
Friendship Community Development Corporation Board
2004 - Current
Member
Save Our State
1998 - 2002
Member
Governors Commission on Workforce Preparedness
1995 - 1998
Member, Board of Directors
Brisbane Science & Math Academy
1993 - 1997
Member
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Drug & Alcohol Fighting Back Commission
1992 - 1996
Member, Advisory Board
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
1993 - 1996
Vice Chair
Image Award Committee
1991 - 1993
Member
Board of Directors, North Carolina Minority Health Center
1991
Member
North Carolina Martin Luther King Jr. Commission
1987 - 1989
Member
Governor's Task Force on Racist Violence
1987
International Secretariat
International Youth Conference
1985
President
United States International Youth Year Commission
1983 - 1985
Member
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
1978 - 1984
Participant
United Kingdom Commission for Racial Equality, Leicester Conference
1984
Member, Board of Directors
Greater Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
1982
Member, Citizens Advisory Board
Charlotte Museum of Science and Discovery
1977 - 1980
Member
Citizenship/Economics Education Advisory Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
1979
Member, Board of Directors
General Alumni Association, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1974 - 1977
Member
Health, Education, Welfare & Recreation Council Study Committee
1973
Member
Community Health Association Senior Center Advisory Board
1973
President
North Carolina Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
1960 - Current
Member
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
1959 - Current
32nd Degree Mason
Prince Hall Affiliation, Freemasons of North Carolina
Co-Founder
Project Uplift, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Member
Schools Building Solutions Committee
Member
Academy of Political Science
Member
World Future Society
Representative
Mecklenburg County Democratic Party
Representative
Mecklenburg County Commission
Former Member
Transportation Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Judiciary IV Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Finance Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Education Community Colleges Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Agriculture Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Appropriations, Transportation, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Business and Labor, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Redistricting Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives