Ann Newman announces candidacy for NC House - 103

Charlotte, N.C. – With more than four decades of professional and community service to her credit, Ann Newman today announced her candidacy for the N.C. House of Representatives – District 103. The district encompasses east Charlotte, Matthews and Mint Hill.

A registered nurse and professor of nursing at UNC-Charlotte, Newman currently serves as the president of the Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County.

“Affordable healthcare, bringing good jobs back to North Carolina and solving transportation and housing issues are required to return economic security and well-being to families across the state,” says Newman. “As the representative of District 103, I pledge to pay attention to what the people of Matthews, Mint Hill and east Charlotte are saying and take these concerns to Raleigh.”

Ann has served her community through the PTA at Idlewild Elementary, Northeast Middle and Independence High schools. As a Boy Scout merit badge counselor, she taught CPR and first aid. Ann continues to provide pro bono health care to her community including grief and mental health counseling, advice on access to health services and management of chronic illness.

After her children grew up, she resumed her career with the loving support of her childhood sweetheart and late husband Bill, teaching nursing (psychiatric mental-health nursing, health policy and nursing education) at UNC Charlotte. She served as faculty senate president at UNC Charlotte, receiving the prestigious N.C. Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence.

In her many years as an educator and a nurse, she has published more than 30 healthcare journal articles, been a sought-after lecturer and speaker at conferences and symposia and recently oversaw the transition of the nurse-educator curriculum in nursing at UNC-Charlotte from a traditional to an online format. After being approached numerous times to become a dean, Newman has consistently passed on the opportunity, citing the fact that teaching is where her passion lies.

She has served on the N.C. Board of Nursing, UNC Charlotte Alumni Board, Board of Directors of the non-profit Arthritis Services, United Way Older Adult Wellness/Disability Council, Client Rights Committee of the Mecklenburg County Area Mental Health Provided Service Organization and is a member of the Mint Hill Kiwanis Club.

An ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church, Ann has taught Sunday school and served on numerous church committees. The proud mother of two sons and doting grandmother of three grandchildren, she has the time, energy and accumulated wisdom to serve as an effective legislator in the N.C. House of Representatives.

For more information on Ann and her candidacy, visit

January 11, 2010
Contact: Gray Newman
704-609-3160 or


Go Ann!

Ann is an excellent candidate; intelligent, articulate, and active in her community. Her medical and educational background will be a huge plus in the House, and she will be a strong voice for the people of North Carolina.

What a great announcement!