Winning Candidates

We helped elect 17 new and competitive candidates along with 19 incumbents in 2022. Meet them below!

2022 Targeted Featured Candidates

Lillian’s List Targeted Featured Candidates ran in the most competitive races in the state.


Sydney Batch

Sen. Sydney Batch

Sydney represents Senate District 17 in Wake County.

Mary Wills Bode

Mary Wills Bode

Mary Wills will represent Senate District 18 in Wake and Granville Counties.

Laura Budd

Laura Budd

Laura will represent House District 103 in Mecklenburg County.

Deb Butler

Rep. Deb Butler

Deb represents House District 18 in New Hanover County.

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Rep. Rachel Hunt

Rachel will represent Senate District 42 in Mecklenburg County.

Lindsey Prather

Lindsey Prather

Lindsey will represent House District 115 in Western and South Buncombe County.

Diamond Stanton-Williams

Diamond Staton-Williams

Diamond will represent House District 73 in Cabarrus County.

2022 Recommended Candidates

These champions of reproductive freedom ran in solidly progressive districts.  We know they will be a great addition to the NCGA!
Gale Adcock

Rep. Gale Adcock

Gale will represent Senate District 16 in Wake County.

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Sarah Crawford

Sarah will represent House District 66 in Wake County.

Gloristine Brown

Gloristine Brown

Gloristine will represent House District 8 in Pitt County.

Kanika Brown

Kanika Brown

Kanika will represent House District 71 in Forsyth County.

Maria Cervania

Maria Cervania

Maria will represent House District 41 in Wake County.

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Lisa Grafstein

Lisa will represent Senate District 13 in Wake County.

Frances Jackson

Frances Jackson

Frances will represent House District 45 in Cumberland County.

Ya Liu

Ya Liu

Ya will represent House District 21 in Wake County.


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Renée Price

Renée will represent House District 50 in Caswell and Orange Counties.


Kandie Smith

Rep. Kandie Smith

Kandie will represent Senate District 5 in Pitt and Edgecombe Counties.

2022 Guardian Featured Candidates

Lillian’s List Guardian Featured Candidates are incumbents in seats that are considered safe for progressive candidates. They are champions of reproductive freedom and we are proud to continue to support their campaigns!

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Rep. Vernetta Alston

Vernetta represents House District 29 in Durham County.


Amber Baker

Rep. Amber Baker

Amber represents House District 72 in Forsyth County.


Rep. Cynthia Ball

Rep. Cynthia Ball

Cynthia represents House District 49 in Wake County.


Mary Belk

Rep. Mary Belk

Mary represents House District 88 in Mecklenburg County.


Becky Carney

Rep. Becky Carney

Becky represents House District 102 in Mecklenburg County.


Ashton Clemmons

Rep. Ashton Wheeler Clemmons

Ashton represents House District 57 in Guilford County.


Carla Cunningham

Rep. Carla Cunningham

Carla represents House District 106 in Mecklenburg County.


Rep. Allison Dahle

Rep. Allison Dahle

Allison represents House District 11 in Wake County.


Rosa Gill

Rep. Rosa Gill

Rosa represents House District 33 in Wake County.


Pricey Harrison

Rep. Pricey Harrison

Pricey represents House District 61 in Guilford County.


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Rep. Carolyn Logan

Carolyn represents House District 101 in Mecklenburg County.


Natasha Marcus

Sen. Natasha Marcus

Natasha represents Senate District 41 in Mecklenburg County.


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Sen. Julie Mayfield

Julie represents Senate District 49 in Buncombe County.


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Rep. Marcia Morey

Marcia represents House District 30 in Durham County.


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Sen. Natalie Murdock

Natalie represents Senate District 20 in Durham County.


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Sen. Gladys Robinson

Gladys represents Senate District 28 in Guilford County.


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Sen. DeAndrea Salvador

DeAndrea represents Senate District 39 in Mecklenburg County.


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Rep. Julie von Haefen

Julie represents House District 36 in Wake County.


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Sen. Joyce Waddell

Joyce represents Senate District 40 in Mecklenburg County.


Former Featured Candidates

Federal Officials

U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams
U.S. Congresswoman Deb Ross
Former U.S. Senator Kay Hagan

North Carolina Council of State

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. June Atkinson
State Treasurer Janet Cowell

North Carolina Senate

Former Sen. Terry Van Duyn (Asheville)
Former Sen. Julia Boseman (Wilmington)
Former Sen. Angela Bryant (Rocky Mount)
Former Sen. Margaret Dickson (Fayetteville)
Former Sen. Katie Dorsett (Greensboro)
Former Sen. Linda Garrou (Winston-Salem)
Former Sen. Ellie Kinnaird (Chapel Hill)
Former Sen. Earline Parmon (Winston-Salem)
Former Sen. Jane Smith (Lumberton)
Former Sen. Erica Smith (Gaston)

North Carolina House

Former Rep. Martha Alexander (Charlotte)
Former Rep. Lucy Allen (Louisburg)
Former Rep. Alice Bordsen (Mebane)
Former Rep. MaryAnn Black (Durham)
Former Rep. Christy Clark (Charlotte)
Former Rep. Lorene Coats (Salisbury)
Former Rep. Linda Coleman (Knightdale)
Former Rep. Beverly Earle (Charlotte)
Former Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield (Wilson)
Former Rep. Susan Fisher (Asheville)
Former Rep. Melanie Wade Goodwin (Rockingham)
Former Rep. Susi Hamilton (Wilmington)
Former Rep. Verla Insko (Chapel Hill)
Former Rep. Maggie Jeffus (Greensboro)
Former Rep. Patsy Keever (Asheville)
Former Rep. Marian McLawhorn (Grifton)
Former Rep. Deb McManus (Siler City)
Former Rep. Annie Mobley (Ahoskie)
Former Rep. Diane Parfitt (Fayetteville)
Former Rep. Bobbie Richardson (Louisburg)
Former Rep. Deborah Ross (Raleigh)
Former Rep. Alice Underhill (New Bern)
Former Rep. Jane Whilden (Asheville)
Former Rep. Jennifer Weiss (Cary)