Jay J. Chaudhuri
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Jay J. Chaudhuri

Democrat

State Senator, District 15

North Carolina

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16 West Jones Street, Room 1028 North Carolina State Senate
Raleigh, NC. 27601
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Jay J. Chaudhuri

State Senator, District 15
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52
Years of Age
5
Years of Experience
NCResidence (state)

Jay Chaudhuri (born August 6, 1969) is an American attorney, professor, politician and a Democratic member of the North Carolina Senate. First appointed to fill a vacancy in April 2016 caused by the resignation of Josh Stein (to run for North Carolina Attorney General), Chaudhuri was later elected and re-elected, becoming North Carolina's first Indian-American state legislator. In January 2019, he was elected by his colleagues to serve as Senate Minority (Democratic) Whip, the second-highest ranking position in the Democratic caucus.

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Experience

Education

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North Carolina Central University School of Law
JD Civil Rights
1996 - 1999
Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
MIA International Policy and Management
1992 - 1994
Davidson College
BA South Asian Studies
1987 - 1991

Past Positions

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Democratic Whip
North Carolina State Senate
2019 - Current
Senator
North Carolina State Senate
2019 - Current
Senator
North Carolina State Senate
2016 - 2019
Adjunct Law Professor
North Carolina Central University
2007 - 2008
Special Counsel to Attorney General
North Carolina Department of Justice
2001 - 2008
Law Clerk to Judge Linda McGee
North Carolina Court of Appeals
1999 - 2000
Legislative Counsel
State Senate Majority Leader
2000
Issues and Research Director
Charlie Sanders for United States Senate
1995 - 1996
Research Assistant
Harvey Gantt for United States Senate
1996
Jacob K. Javits Fellow
United States Senator Russ Feingold
1994 - 1995
Former Chair
Council of Institutional Investors
Former Member
Harvard Institutional Investor Advisory Board

Other Experience

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Member
Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Board
Current
Board Member
Dorothea Dix Conservancy Board
2015 - Current
Former Member
Appropriations on Agriculture, Natural, and Economic Resources Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
State and Local Government Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Pensions & Retirement and Aging Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Education/Higher Education Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Appropriations on Pensions, Compensation, and Benefits Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Appropriations/Base Budget Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Judiciary II Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Commerce Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Appropriations on General Government and Information Technology Committee, North Carolina State Senate