Jennifer Weiss

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Jennifer Weiss
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 35th district
In office
Personal details
Born (1959-10-29) October 29, 1959 (age 57)
Somerville, New Jersey
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Bruce Hamilton
Residence Cary, North Carolina
Alma mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Virginia School of Law
Profession attorney

Jennifer Weiss (born October 29, 1959) is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly and a stay-at-home mom.[1][2] She represented the state's thirty-fifth House district, located in Wake County.[3]

Weiss was appointed to the NC House November 1999.[1] She is a chair of the Finance Committee.[4] In her tenure, she has received the 2007 NC AARP Outstanding Legislator Award, the 2002 NC Press Association William C. Lassiter First Amendment Award, and the 2004 Advocate of the Year from the NC National Association of Social Workers. In 2001, the Town of Cary issued a proclamation honoring Weiss for her legislative accomplishments.

In 2012, Weiss announced she would not seek reelection.[5]

Prior to her election[edit]

Weiss received her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981 and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1986. She practiced corporate and securities law in Boston from 1986 to 1990, at Brown, Rudnick, Freed and Gesmer,[1] a "100-person firm" where she found the job "exciting and lucrative" though it failed to satisfy her "desire to give back to the community".[6] She resigned five months after her son was born, and the two of them and her husband moved from the Boston area to Cary, North Carolina.[6]