Yvonne Lewis Holley

For Lieutenant Governor, North Carolina

Portrait of For Lieutenant Governor, North Carolina

Position Sought

Lieutenant Governor, North Carolina

Date of Primary

March 3, 2020

Date of General Election

November 3, 2020

Higher Heights for America PAC is proud to endorse Yvonne Lewis Holley, candidate for North Carolina Lieutenant Governor.  History shows that when Black women gain political power we champion policies that benefit multiple communities. The time is now to elect more Black women to be at decision-making tables to represent us.  

Yvonne Lewis Holley is a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 38. She assumed office in 2013. Yvonne has won four consecutive general election victories in the 38th District, consistently winning more than 80% of the vote.  She has a decisive record of fighting for the values that Democratic voters increasingly prioritize and has a proven ability to work with both parties to advance our values.

Growing up she watched and learned from community leaders and her father, J.D. Lewis. Lewis was the first African-American TV Broadcaster in the Raleigh/Durham market. As a student at Enloe High School in Wake County, she was among the first group of Black youth to desegregate North Carolina schools. She learned to cross barriers one relationship at a time to build friendships. This same quality gives her the foundation of life experience working with all types of people from various backgrounds.  Yvonne worked her way through Howard University and began a career dedicated to education, health, economics, youth development and political advocacy. 

Why is this race important? The Lt. Governor  is the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first in line to succeed the Governor. This office presides over the state senate and is the only elected official to have powers in both the legislative and executive branches of state government. The Lt. Governor serves on the State Board of Education, the Board of Community Colleges, the State Economic Development Board and the Military Affairs Commission.

If elected Yvonne will work to make living affordable for all North Carolinians, support Medicaid expansion, support public education, improve access to affordable healthcare, advance independent redistricting, protect voting rights and tackle climate change. 

Higher Heights for America PAC strongly encourages its members to support Yvonne’s campaign with their time, talent and resources. 

To learn more about her campaign visit:  https://yvonnelewisholley.com/