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Alma AdamsDEMDemocrat United States Representative, NC-12
76
Years of Age
37
Years of Experience
NCResidence (state)

Alma Shealey Adams (born May 27, 1946) is an American politician who represents North Carolina's 12th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. A Democrat, Adams represented the state's 58th House district in Guilford County in the North Carolina General Assembly from her appointment in April 1994 until her election to Congress, succeeded by Ralph C. Johnson. A college administrator and art professor from Greensboro, Adams is known for her many distinctive hats (she claims to own 900). She won the 2014 special election in North Carolina's 12th congressional district to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mel Watt, becoming the 100th woman serving in the 113th Congress. She won election to a full two-year term at the same time.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$589,687
Total Raised
$522,111
Total Spent
$174,431
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Public Sector Unions$47,000
76%
Industrial Unions$36,000
68%
Building Trade Unions$32,500
63%
Health Professionals$29,780
52%
Commercial Banks$24,550
47%
Securities & Investment$22,500
41%
Insurance$19,500
40%
Leadership PACs$19,000
40%
Lawyers/Law Firms$18,751
39%
Electric Utilities$18,500
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
Ohio State University
PhD Art/Multicultural Education
1981
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
MS Art Education
1972
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
BS Art Education
1968
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Representative
United States House of Representatives, North Carolina
2014 - Current
Representative
North Carolina State House of Representatives
1994 - 2014
Former Member
Greensboro City Council
1987 - 1994
Former Member
Greensboro City School Board
1984 - 1986
Professor
Art, Bennet College
1972 - 2012
Director
Steel Hall Art Gallery
Former Art Collections Manager
Bennett College
Former Chair
Humane Studies, Bennett College
Former Chair
Visual Arts, Bennett College
Former Director
Humanities Division, Bennett College
Former Director
Bennett Art Gallery, Bennett College
Other Experience1 - 27 of 27
Founding Member
American Legacy Foundation
Current
Life Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Current
Member
New Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Current
Member
Guilford Democratic Women
Current
Member
National Art Education Association
Current
Member
Association of Art Professors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Current
Member
North Carolina Equity
Current
Member
National Conference of Artists
Current
Co-Founder
African American Atelier Art Gallery
1990
Member
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
1978 - Current
Chair
North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Current
Founder
Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Current
Member
Women's Caucus
Current
Member
Art Caucus
Current
Former Chair
Appropriations Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Chair
North Carolina Women’s Legislative Caucus, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Small Business Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Economic Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Education and the Workforce Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member, Commerce Committee
North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member, Subcommittee on General Government
North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member, Subcommittee on Science and Technology
North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Ranking Member
Investigations, Oversight and Regulations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives