Yvonne Lewis Holley

For Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina

Portrait ofFor Lieutenant Governor of 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 was proud to endorse Yvonne Lewis Holley during her campaign for North Carolina Lieutenant Governor. Although she lost in the November 2020 general election, Yvonne was a heavyweight contender in the race, and garnered nearly 49 percent of the vote. 

While running for Lieutenant Governor, Yvonne also was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 38. She assumed office in 2013 and left office in December 2020. During her political career, Yvonne has won four consecutive general election victories in the 38th District, consistently winning more than 80 percent 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 in building friendships. This same quality gives her the foundation of lived experiences, which includes working with 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. 

During her campaign for Lieutenant Governor, Yvonne pledged to 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. 

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.