Ronda Mays for NC State Senate District 31

A Voice In the Community


The Candidate, Ronda Mays

I am a mother with over 23 years of service as a public school educator and community advocate in North Carolina. I have collaborated with families, students, educators, community members, and lawmakers to address barriers to children receiving an equitable and quality education. I have volunteered and served on community boards that addressed child abuse, housing issues, adolescent pregnancy, financial issues, mental health concerns, and domestic violence.

Listening to the voices of people in the community is important because they know first-hand what the needs are and can provide options for how to address them. It is important that changes, no matter how big or small, are made with communities and not done to the communities.

When you vote for me, you want your voice to be heard. My years as a mother, school social worker, organizer, and board member have taught me the importance of listening. I will listen to understand your concerns, needs, and solutions. I will take this into account when considering and recommending legislation.

I am asking for your vote. Thank you and I am looking forward to serving as your NC State Senator in District 31.


Education: Every student deserves to have equitable access to a quality education as well as the necessary resources needed to succeed, including qualified educators, books, and the current technology. The availability of high-speed internet in all communities is important to the success of children attending school.

Educators must be paid for their masters. Longevity pay is one way to attract and retain educators in NC.

The school voucher program takes money from the public schools and allows it to be placed in private schools. We must fund our public schools.

Health Care: Medicaid expansion allows more North Carolinians health care coverage. There is a need for improved access to medical and mental health services. When people must travel 30 or more minutes to access treatment, there will be inconsistencies in obtaining it.

Women must have the right to choose their reproductive health care. Abortion rights and IVF are health care. Healthcare decisions must be between the patient, family, and healthcare provider.

Housing: Adequate and affordable housing is a concern. Rent prices are high. Some of the available housing is not safe for children and families to live in, but these are the properties they can afford.

Food Insecurity: There are communities without access to fresh fruits, vegetables, or grocery stores. Having access increases the health and well-being of those in the community. Children who are hungry cannot focus on learning.

Meet Ronda Mays