U.S. House North Carolina 8th Congressional District
U.S. House (D-NC) Challenger
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Pat Timmons-Goodson is a trailblazer and has been a mentor and an example for other women who are making their own paths. At the age of 29, Pat became the first African American woman named in the 12th Judicial District of North Carolina. She was elected to three consecutive terms and was elevated to the North Carolina Court of Appeals in 1997. In 2006, she become the first African American woman on the Supreme Court of North Carolina. In 2016, President Obama nominated Pat to serve as a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The American Bar Association unanimously gave her its highest rating, but the Senate never acted on her nomination.