Gale Adcock is a pragmatic leader with a proven record. As mayor pro tem and a member of the Cary Town Council since 2007, Gale has worked to ensure investment in much-needed infrastructure, maintained the town’s AAA bond rating and passed an annual budget that established Cary as having the lowest property tax rate in Wake County.
Gale understands the value of hard work and the opportunities that come from education. Her mother worked swing shift in a small Virginia town textile mill. Gale attended public schools, played flute in the high school band, worked for minimum wage at the local public library and volunteered as a Candy Striper at her hometown community hospital.
Gale worked her way through college, obtaining degrees in Nursing from ECU and UNC-Chapel Hill. She has been a Nurse Practitioner for over 25 years and is Chief Health Officer at SAS Institute. In this role she oversees a staff of 58 who provide primary care to 13,000 SAS employees and their family members.
A leader in her profession, Gale has served as the president of the North Carolina Nurses Association, Chair of the North Carolina Center for Nursing and is adjunct faculty at Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and ECU.
Gale’s civic involvements include serving on the Legislative Study Commission on Access to Health Insurance, the Blue Ribbon Task Force on the State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employee and the Board of the Triangle Chapter of the American Lung Association.
Gale and her husband Kevin live in Cary. They have two sons who attend Appalachian State. They are members of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.
Gale has a solid track record of service in business, government, her profession, and her community.