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I am thrilled to have had the oppor- tunity to feature Jennifer Roberts this month. This article is not about what party you belong to, but to encour- age women to get involved in politics whether to run for office gets involved in working on a campaign or to help in going out and encouraging women to register and vote. Jennifer is a Democrat but when it comes to working on issues she talks and works with everyone. She works bi- Partisan, which to me, all poli- ticians should do! As women we need to help elect women candidates. Only 16% of elected officials are women na- tionally. We need more women’s voices in our political system.


Tell us about you Biography: Jennifer Roberts for Con- gress. I have been honored to represent a common-sense, independent voice for North Carolina families on the Meck- lenburg County Commission during the last 8 years. I have a proven record of reaching across the aisle, working with both Democrats and Republicans, and uniting behind a common goal to solve the problems that face our region in partnership with businesses, commu- nity leaders and families.


I am a native North Carolinian and have always tried to demonstrate the qualities that I believe this region


values most: hard work, honesty, and leadership. A look at my background shows that I have dedicated myself to these ideals.


Education East Mecklenburg High School, Vale- dictorian University of North Carolina- -Chapel Hill, Morehead Scholar Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Masters Degree University of Toronto, Masters Degree


Athletics All-conference in High School bas- ketball, track and volleyball YWCA Woman Athlete of the Year Captain of the UNC-Chapel Hill Tarheel volleyball team, 4-year letter recipient


Employment High School Math Teacher International Banker, First Union Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State Executive Direc- tor, Charlotte World Affairs Council Adjunct Professor, UNC-Charlotte


Community involvement I am grateful to be a recipient of the Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Award and to have served on numer- ous boards and commissions for our region, including: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women’s


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