Gale Adcock, 62, is the Democratic incumbent in this Cary/western Wake district, and she is absolutely outstanding in constituent service, energy, thorough preparation on issues, and in somehow managing to work with Republicans in the majority. She has The News & Observer endorsement without hesitation.
It’s uncommon to have someone with Adcock’s qualifications devote such time to service in the General Assembly. She is the chief health officer at SAS in Cary, and previously served seven years on the Cary Town Council. In the House, she’s worked on bills to protect hospital workers’ safety and other public health issues.
Her opponent, Republican Chris Shoffner, has supported investment in public education and supports term limits and Voter ID, but his campaign has been very low-key.