Erica Smith

Smith is a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 3 – Beaufort, Bertie, Martin, Northampton, Vance and Warren counties. She was first elected to the NC General Assembly in 2014 making history as the first woman to serve the district in the Senate. Her prior political experience includes Northampton County Board of Education Member (2008-2014), Northampton County Democratic Party Chair and First-Vice Chair (2006-2013). Smith was unopposed in both the Democratic primary and general elections in 2016. Smith holds leadership as the Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Women’s Caucus, bipartisan caucus of House and Senate members for the 2017-2019 biennium. She also serves as the Second Vice-Chair of the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus for the 2017-2019 Session. Sen. Smith was selected by the State Employees’ Association of North Carolina as the Freshman Legislator of the Year in 2016 and the Lillian’s’ List Political Courage Award Recipient in 2017.